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ADV EventsBike RallysDakar Rally 2015 Edition - Jan. 1-17, 2015

Dakar Rally 2015 Edition – Jan. 1-17, 2015

An enduring challenge through the majestic deserts of South America.

Published on 10.14.2014

The Dakar Rally 2015 continues the strong tradition of adventure best described by a motto coined by its founder: “A challenge for those who go. A dream for those who stay behind.” Over the course of almost thirty years, it has generated innumerable sporting and human stories. In Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, the drivers and the teams of the Dakar Rally 2015 will discover (or rediscover) the finesse, as well as the harshness of off-road races in the purest sense.

A few new features have been added, such as the alternate rest days, changing the overall pace of the rally. For the past three years, the Dakar’s route has featured marathon stages for competitors in the motorcycle and quad categories, in line with the founding principles of off-road races. Competitors cannot call upon their support teams for two race days. Isolated in a bivouac to which only drivers have access, they themselves have to carry out any repairs and maintenance work which may be required before setting off the next day. This constraint obviously means they need to manage their equipment, thus introducing additional strategic considerations. The marathon stages also have a unique friendly atmosphere and competitors retain fond memories of participating in them. In the 2015 edition, the principle of these marathon stages will be extended to all categories.

The Dakar Rally 2015 route has been created with all these objectives in mind. And taking the idea even further by organizing separate rest days for the different categories. The town of Iquique, which this year features at the northern tip of the route, will thus play host to the rally bivouac for three days, at the foot of its famous descent.


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Event Contact: carlafiore@rallyargentina.com

For event details click here.

Author: Annette Peterson
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