Dakar – Dakar 2015: the route is almost ready –

Dakar 2015: the route is almost ready

Dakar - Dakar 2015: the route is almost ready -

ASO, the organizer of the Dakar, is in the final stages of the 2015 edition of the largest rally-raid in the world. The start of this 37th Dakar will be given on January 4 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and the competitors will cover a loop of 13 stages through Argentina, Bolivia and normally Chile to return to the starting point on January 17, …

ASO, the organizer of the Dakar, is in the final stages of the 2015 edition of the biggest rally-raid in the world. The start of this 37th Dakar will be given on January 4 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and the competitors will cover a loop of 13 stages through Argentina, Bolivia and normally Chile to return to the starting point on January 17, in the Argentinian capital. 

Following the violent earthquakes in Chile at the beginning of April (including one of 8.2 on the Richter scale), the details of the Chilean course – normally involving the cities of Copiapo, Antofagasta, Iquique and Calama – remain to be confirmed..

"Of course, we are adapting to the difficulties that Chileans are undergoing at the moment", explains √Čtienne Lavigne..

"They have many problems to face and they will then have to assess precisely the impact of these earthquakes before confirming to us that our project is indeed feasible", procrastinates the director of the event..

A big first is planned this year, precisely on the occasion of the passage in Chile: the motorcycles and the quads will join Bolivia from Iquique while the cars and the trucks will rest..

Then the situation will be reversed: cars and trucks will continue the race while motorcycles and quads will stop for a day at the bivouac.. The objective of this "alternating circulation" is in particular to lengthen the duration of the passage of the Dakar by one day (from 2 to 3 days) in Chile and Bolivia, in order to increase the visibility among South American fans..

For amateurs, registrations for the Dakar motorcycle and quads 2015 will start on May 15 and end on July 15.

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