HomePreviewsReviewsNewsCrossroadsGalleryTips & GuidesContact
Dakar Rally to start in Peru in 2013
Friday, March 23, 2012 6:17 PM

Dakar Rally to start in Peru in 2013

LIMA: Next year's Dakar Rally will start in Peru for the first time and end in Chile after crossing the Andes into Argentina, organisers said.

It will be the fifth year in a row that the Dakar, a gruelling event that started out as a race from Paris across the Sahara desert to the Senegalese capital Dakar, has been held in South America.

The event, which has claimed numerous lives over the years and will be in its 35th edition next year, was switched from Africa to Argentina in 2009 for security reasons.

The 2013 rally will start in Lima - the finish of this year's edition - on Jan 5 and end in Santiago on Jan 20, with a rest day in San Miguel de Tucuman in Argentina.

"Peru, Argentina and Chile, explored on a north to south journey, will offer the Dakar a different angle of attack on the Pacific Coast, the Atacama's dunes and the Andes Mountains," said Dakar director Etienne Lavigne in a statement.




» None
Image not found
Image not found
Image not found
Get Answer
About TOC

The modern car is one of the most sophisticated machines ever created. Dozens of control systems and computer processors work together to ensure it works seamlessly and effectively day in and day out.

But machines do break down occasionally. The technical team of The Otomotif College (TOC) is here to offer advice and help troubleshoot car problems

The team of seven trainers, led by Allan Cabiles (pic), has collectively 30 years of experience in a wide range of car makes. The TOC Team prides itself on keeping pace with the ever-evolving automotive industry. Its trainers undergo training sessions with a network of 800 industry partners across the country.

With such an extensive body of knowledge, think of the TOC Team as your go-to automotive experts.

Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D) | Privacy Statement