Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dakar Rally 100% Argentinean-Chilean

The Dakar Rally, the annual off-road race, organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation is open to amateur and professional entries.

This year 2009 Etienne Lavigne, director of the Dakar, officially presented to the press the new setting of the Dakar Rally: Argentina-Chile.
The race starts on January the 3rd in Buenos Aires and ends on January the 17th.
The terrain the competitors will defy is much tougher and the vehicles used are true off-road vehicles rather than the modified sedans used in rallies. Most of the competitive special sections are off-road, crossing dunes, mud, camel grass, rocks and erg among others.

All the ingredients will be there to remind competitors (take a look at the pilots and co-pilots list) that the arrival in Buenos Aires will be hard-won. The plains of Patagonia, the Atacama Desert and the passageway through the Andes Mountains – all in the heat of the austral summer – will provide an ideal setting for testing the endurance of the pilots who participate in the Dakar 2009.

The race will take place in the following provinces of Argentina:
Buenos Aires, La Pampa, Río Negro, Chubut, Neuquén, Mendoza, Catamarca, La Rioja, Córdoba and Santa Fe. And it will also pass through Valparaiso, Coquimbo, Atacama and Corredores in Chile.

If you are close to any of these locations you can’t miss the Dakar Rally: a true combination of human racing abilities and extreme adventure.

More info:

-Take a look at the roads

-Video