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41st edition of Dakar Rally 2019 in Peru

Tuesday May 22, 2018

41st edition of Dakar Rally 2019 in Peru

Peru will be the one and only host of Dakar 2019, which will take place from 6th until the 17th of January 2019.

Normally the tour goes through more than one country, but this year Chile and Bolivia declined the race so it will start and end in the capital of the Inca country, Lima. This will be the first time in history that the Dakar race will be held solely in one country.

Last year’s race had been held in Peru, Bolivia and Argentine. Currently, the organization of Dakar is checking the options to return the race o Africa (more…)

Peruvian Dunes ratified for Dakar Rally 2019

Tuesday March 06, 2018

Peruvian Dunes ratified for Dakar Rally 2019

In 2019, the Dakar Rally will take place in Peru again. The Dakar Rally is the biggest car competition in the world.

The Amaury Sport Organisationnow ratified the first place for the Rally – the Peruvian dunes.

In January 2018, the Dakar Rally had started in Peru, in the San Borja district in Lima.

Passing five different stages in Peru, drivers had to drive past the Ica desert, Pisco, Marcona and Arequipa.

Afterwards, they continued the Rally in Bolivia and Argentina. (more…)

Dakar Rally Returns to Peru After Five Years

Monday December 18, 2017

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. (more…)

Good news for the preservation of the Nazca Lines

Monday September 28, 2015

The Nazca Lines in Peru face a number of threats which can be difficult to deal with as they are spread over a vast expanse of desert. The threats are also wide ranging, including damage by activists, damage cause by Dakar Rally vehicles, land invasions and illegal mining, amongst others.

The good news is that the Lines and efforts to protect them have recently received a boost in the form of a $150,000 grant from the United States’ Ambassador’s Fund. (more…)

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