Rally Your Spir­its

Mens Health (Australia) - - Tactics - Dakar.com

From 1978 to 2007 the Dakar (for­merly known as the Paris-dakar Rally) traced routes from Europe to Sene­gal be­fore se­cu­rity threats saw the event moved to South Amer­ica. Open to ama­teurs and pro­fes­sion­als, the race is an off-road en­durance event with ter­rain much tougher than that used in con­ven­tional ral­ly­ing. French racer Stéphane Peter­hansel has won the event a record 13 times in the mo­tor­cy­cle and car cat­e­gories com­bined. Over­all 70 peo­ple, in­clud­ing com­peti­tors, spec­ta­tors and race of­fi­cials have died since the event’s in­cep­tion. The 40th edi­tion of the race be­gins Jan 6 in Peru.

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