The Dakar 2019 date and location were just announced. This time, it will be only one country – Peru. Fortunately, it features a lot of diversity – from the Atacama to the high mountain Plateaus, from the beach to the tropical forests.
The rally-route will start and finish in Lima and will feature a giant loop mapped around the Peruvian deserts – it will be one of the sandiest in the history.
The 2019 edition will have ten stages – each one harder than the previous. This edition will be cruel with those suffering a mechanical breakdown or an accident – In 2019, the cars, SxS and trucks stopped by such an incident in the opening week will be able to re-join the rally beginning on the rest day and return to the competition in a distinct classification and in respecting the strict conditions that guarantee fair-play, especially as it concerns the starting order of the special stages.
The registration for 2019 Dakar will be open from May 21st.
We visited South America last year and it was during the Dakar. The vibe was amazing. Although the footage was not included in our final movie, watch our Peru experience.