Race is on for viewers as world’s toughest rally begins
broadcasts daily highlights of the world’s biggest, hardest and toughest off-road endurance race, the Dakar Rally, from Sunday. The broadcast follows cars, trucks, motorbikes and quads as they race across more than 8000km of unforgiving terrain from Peru to Chile. Australia again has a strong contingent competing in the Dakar Rally. In the bike category, nine Australians will be at the starting line. They include Rod Faggotter and Simon Pavey, who competes in his ninth Dakar. Australians who compete in the car category include Dakar veteran Bruce Garland, Geoff Olholm and Adrian Di Lallo. Paul Smith features in the quad category. Richard Hayes competes in the truck category. The 2013 Dakar Rally begins in Lima, Peru, and travels through Argentina to the finish line in Santiago, Chile. For the first time, the desert stages appear in the first days of the race. Amateurs and professionals compete in the race through dunes, mud, camel grass and rocks.
Daily from Sunday, 5.30pm, SBS1.