Reminder: The Dakar Rally Starts Saturday

12/31/2012 @ 1:07 pm, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

In case you missed our build-up coverage and didn’t know, the 2013 Dakar Rally officially starts this Saturday, January 5th. Already shaping up to be an interesting race, KTM’s Marc Coma has already had to resign from this year’s rally because of injury, as well as two of the Honda’s factory riders.

Navigating their way through Peru, Argentina, and Chile, riders will compete over 16 grueling days, which will feature some of the most challenging terrain a motorcycle racer can face. A truly epic competition, count The Dakar as one of the great motorcycle races of our time.

To help you get in the mood, we have the official rally trailer and a couple longer highlight reels from last year waiting for your after the jump. Enjoy.

Source: Dakar (YouTube)

  • jack

    So, as usual there is almost no TV coverage except the usual 30 minute highlights on NBCSports net. at 2:30 AM. When will there finally be any respect for these people who risk it all to compete.

  • ngads

    ^^ what he said !

  • Gritboy

    Woohoo… the epic Dakar begins again!!! Thank you A&R for at least mentioning it.