Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally 2009

11/07/2008 @ 5:33 pm, by Jensen Beeler2 COMMENTS

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On January 13th, 2009, the Dakar Rally will for the first time, not involve trekking to Africa. Instead the venue will be held in Argentina and Chile. The change comes after the rally was cancelled last year for the first time since its inception in 1979 due to concerns over security. This coming rally will cover 5600 miles of varying terrain, just like the original rally. 530 teams will take off from Buenos Aires to start their six-day journey, of which there will be 230 motorcycless, 30 quads, 188 cars, and 82 trucks, from 49 nations.

The change of venues shows not only the constantly changing global-political topography, but also the resolve of many adventurers to not be deterred by hurdles put forth before them. By all accounts, this year’s rally should be a worthy event of its pedigree.

Source:  Motociclismo.es via twowheelsblog.com

Comment:

  1. [...] the anti-lock brakes found currently on the 990 Adventure. This should be just in time for the 2009 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally. [...]

  2. BikePilot says:

    Hmm, a ride from North America to Buenos Aires to catch the rally would make a killer Christmas break:)