Dakar – Rally-raid: the 2013 Dakar in figures –

Rally-raid: the 2013 Dakar in figures

Dakar - Rally-raid: the 2013 Dakar in figures -

Tomorrow, Saturday January 5, the 35th edition of the Dakar will start from Lima (Peru) for 15 days of racing to Santiago (Chile). The route of the Dakar 2013 will take the tracks of South America for the fifth consecutive year and will count 8,500 kilometers spread over fourteen specials and routes.

Tomorrow, Saturday January 5, the 35th edition of the Dakar will start from Lima (Peru) for 15 days of racing to Santiago (Chile). The route of the Dakar 2013 will take the tracks of South America for the fifth consecutive year and will count 8,500 kilometers spread over fourteen specials and routes.

will be at the start, including the favorite in two-wheelers, the French Cyril Despres. Following the, the KTM official is naturally expected to renew his title, despite the presence of sharp drivers, especially in the ranks and Honda celebrating its .

All the competitors have already been on site in Lima in the "Dakar Village" for three days, in order to carry out technical and administrative checks..

In order to wait until the start of the first special, Site offers you an immersion in the biggest and most famous rally in the world thanks to a few key figures. And like every year, Le Journal moto du Net will cover the event with reports and analyzes of stages: stay tuned !

Dakar 2013: Route, dates, participants, technical and practical information

  • 4: number of titles to be won on the Dakar in the motorcycle, quad, car and truck categories.
  • 10: record for victories in the event held by Stéphane Peterhansel (6 on motorcycles and 4 in cars). Vladimir Chagin holds the record for victories in a single category with 7 victories in the truck..
  • 14: number of days of the Dakar 2013 race. Timed specials will be contested on each of the stages from January 5 to 19, the day of the 20 being devoted to a podium ceremony in Santiago de Chile.
  • 27: number of countries visited by the Dakar since its inception, with Peru organizing the start for the first time after welcoming the finish in 2012.
  • 19, 7: in years and months, the exact age of the youngest rally rider on the day of the start, the Dutchman Robert Van Pelt, entered on a motorcycle.
  • 53: number of nationalities represented on the rally this year (a record).
  • 73, 3, 23: in years, months and days, the age of the oldest driver in the rally, Francisco Claudio Regunaschi, entered in a car.
  • 123: number of French competitors entered in the race, i.e. the first nationality with 16% of the total.
  • 210: number of the organization’s vehicles used daily on the rally (40 cars, 11 helicopters, 12 planes, 55 trucks, 5 buses, etc.)
  • 400: number of journalists who follow the rally in its entirety for a total of 1,800 accredited in the media family (technicians, consultants, occasional workers, etc.)
  • 450: in cubic centimeters, the maximum displacement allowed for the engines of motorcycles registered on the rally.
  • 745: number of competitors entered in the race (pilots, co-pilots and mechanics)
  • 1066: number of competitors entered in assistance
  • 1978: December 26, 1978 saw the start of the first edition, vintage 1979
  • 8,574: number of kilometers to cover between Lima and Santiago, with 4,146 km of special for motorcycles (4,155 km for cars)
  • 294 million: in dollars, the direct and indirect economic benefits of the Dakar in Argentina, estimated by a study by the Argentine government in 2012

Dakar 2013: spectators and internet monitoring

  • 57,600: number of followers on the
  • 601,000: number of fans following the, a few days before the start of the race
  • 4.3 million: number of unique visitors to the in 2012
  • 4.5 million: number of spectators recorded for the start, finish and passage of the Dakar in 2012, in Argentina, Chile and Peru

Dakar 2013: safety and environment

  • 2000: number of broadcasts of messages devoted to safety on 40 radio stations in Peru, Argentina and Chile
  • 15,500: number of tonnes of carbon equivalent offset by the Dakar as part of the Madre de Dios deforestation project, up to US $ 300,000
  • 610,000: in dollars, the Dakar grant devoted over four years to the Techo foundation, which builds emergency housing on the South American continent
  • 800,000: in euros, the amount devoted to Dakar Actions projects over ten years for the development of good environmental practices in eastern Senegal

The Dakar 2013: video and television broadcast

  • Broadcast in 190 countries via 70 channels
  • 26-minute report delivered daily to TV media
  • 3 helicopters for aerial photography 
  • 5 cars for ground photography
  • 8 cameramen at the bivouac or at the finish of the specials
  • 11 on-board camera systems
  • 1 Slow Motion camera (ultra-slow motion at 1000 images / second)
  • 7 satellite antennas
  • 22 assembly benches
  • 45 tons of audio and video equipment
  • 250 people mobilized
  • 120 hours of programs in all
  • 1 billion: number of viewers who saw images of the Dakar in 2012 !

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