Dakar Rally Returns to Peru After Five Years
The 40th edition of the Dakar Rally will come back to Peru. The capital of Lima will be the starting point of the rally on January 6th. During the anniversary race edition this year, the Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Trade officially confirmed, Peru will once again host the Dakar after five years (four editions) and will host five stages in the race.
The Dakar Rally is a rally for cars, trucks, quads, and motorcycles which is held annually in January. The rally is driven since 2009 through the South American desert.
Lima will have the start again just as it had in 2013. Back then the race went along the Costa Verde where an impressive audience showed up. Also, La Paz (Bolivia) will participate once again in three stages. Meanwhile, Argentina, present in the Dakar since its arrival in 2009 in South America, will host the finish of the race in the province of Córdoba.
On January 6th, motorbikes, cars, trucks and UTV’s will start the rally in Lima. Then there will be a rally on January 8th in Pisco and two days later in the area of San Juan de Marcona. On the 11th the rally will continue from Arequipa towards the Bolivian border.
The finish will be on the 20th of February in the Argentinean city of Cordoba.