What is a Dakar Rally?
Dakar Rally. The race is an off-road endurance event. The terrain that the competitors traverse is much tougher than that used in conventional rallying, and the vehicles used are true off-road vehicles rather than modified on-road vehicles. Most of the competitive special sections are off-road, crossing dunes, mud, camel grass, rocks,…
Who won the 2019 Dakar Rally?
Fabrizio Meoni took the first Dakar win for Austrian manufacturer KTM, beginning a winning streak that lasted through 2019. The 2002 began in the French town of Arras and long-time Dakar participant Hiroshi Masuoka won the event for Mitsubishi (Masouka had led for much of the previous year’s rally.)
Where did the 1997 Dakar Rally take place?
The 1997 rally ran exclusively in Africa for the first time, with the route running from Dakar to Agadez, Niger and back to Dakar.
What is the engine capacity limit for the Dakar Rally?
As of 2011, the engine capacity limit for all motorbikes competing in the Dakar Rally is 450cc. Engines may be either single or twin cylinder. Riders are divided into two groups, “Elite” (Group 1) and Non-Elite (Group 2), with the latter subdivided into two further groups – the “Super Production” (Group 2.1) and “Marathon” (Group 2.2) classes.
Who is criticising the Dakar Rally in Chile?
“Chile’s Dakar Rally criticised by greens, archaeologists and indigenous groups”. the Guardian. ^ “Saudi Arabia: Repressive Site for Dakar Rally”. Human Rights Watch. 3 January 2020. ^ “Dakar Rally set for second Saudi outing despite ‘sportswashing’ row”.
What is the Dakar Classic class?
A new Dakar Classic class was introduced in 2021 for cars and trucks manufactured before 2000, or new vehicles built to original pre-2000 specification. These vehicles share the same bivouac and the organization but run in a parallel, yet different route, suitable for historic vehicles.