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Monday, 12 January 2015

Lets Talk About The Dakar Rally Raid.

Well I have good news for our off-road lovers as Motoring Nigeria Blog will be bringing you the latest news and updates on the ongoing 2015 Dakar rally raid taking place in three South American countries namely: Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. Before we talk about the 2015 edition of the really raid, let's first understand what the Dakar rally raid is.
The Dakar Rally (or simply " The Dakar ";
formerly known as the " Paris–Dakar Rally ") accorsing to wikipedia is
an annual rally raid organised by the Amaury
Sport Organisation. Most events since the
inception in 1978 were from Paris, France , to
Dakar , Senegal , but due to security threats in
Mauritania, which led to the cancellation of the
2008 rally , the 2009 Dakar Rally was run in
South America ( Argentina and Chile). It has
been held in South America each year since
2009. The race is open to amateur and
professional entries, amateurs typically making
up about eighty percent of the participants.
Despite its "rally" name, it is an off-road
endurance race, properly called a " rally raid"
rather than a conventional rally . The terrain that
the competitors traverse is much tougher and
the vehicles used are true off-road vehicles
rather than the modified on-road vehicles used
in rallies. Most of the competitive special
sections are off-road, crossing dunes, mud,
camel grass, rocks, and erg among others. The
distances of each stage covered vary from short
distances up to 800–900 kilometres (500–
560 mi) per day.

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