Sat, Dec 27 4PM LIVE! DAKAR Ride-Along
January 1 DAKAR ONLINE START
Saturday,January 3 DAKAR EVENT START
January 4-17 EVENT RUNNING
January 19 4PM LIVE! DAKAR WRAP On The Beach From Cabo San Lucas MX
Friday, Jan 22 10AM LIVE! On The Beach From Contingency at San Felipe NON-STOP LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS JAN 1
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Team Red Bull DAKAR Introduction
DAKAR 2015 ENGLISH DETAILS
NOW! The START before the START
UPDATED! December 21
Coverage Start Dated: November 21, 2014
OFF-ROAD LIVE! attended the DAKAR 2015 Orientation in France yesterday, there are some surprises.
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DAKAR LIVE! OFF-ROAD LIVE! A seventh season for the Dakar in South America
After running across the African continent since its inception in 1978 until 2007, the Dakar Rally returned to the international sporting calendar in 2009 and takes place in South America for a seventh year in January.
In excess of two million people are expected to line the streets and attend the ceremonial start in Buenos Aires on January 3rd, before the event treks west across the remote grasslands to the town of Vila Carlos Paz, home of the FIA World Rally Championship event in Argentina and notable for its rock-strewn moonscape-like tracks.
From the province of Córdoba, the route heads further west towards San Juan on January 5th and then into the foothills of the mighty Andes mountain range and an overnight halt at Chilecito. The Dakar caravan passes the snow line and crosses the spine of the Andes on January 7th and reaches the copper mining town of Copiapó in Chile.
A punishing passage through the Atacama Desert takes crews from Copiapó to the coastal mining hub of Antofagasta on January 8th and the route drills further into the very north of Chilean mining country and the town of Iquique on January 9th.
Iquique will host two separate rest days for the car and motorcycle competitors. The event crosses into neighbouring Bolivia for the second successive year and a Marathon stage to the town of Uyuni. Cars will tackle the Marathon stage without service assistance on January 10th/11th and benefit from a rest day on January 12th.
Race action resumes on January 13th with a special stage between the Pacific coastal town of Iquique and Calama, a small mining hub in the High Atacama overlooked by the towering Chiquicamata copper mine. Teams will re-cross the spine of the Andes into Argentina on January 14th and tackle a stage to the town of Salta.
The event then passes between Salta and the town of Termas de Rio Honda for the first time on January 15th and then moves on to Argentina’s third largest city, Rosario, on January 16. The final stage takes teams from Rosario in the Santa Fe province and on to the fanfare finish in Buenos Aires on January 17th.
2015 ARGENTINA-BOLIVIA-CHILE – ROUTE DETAILS
January 3rd Start in Buenos Aires
January 4th Buenos Aires – Vila Carlos Paz
January 5th Vila Carlos Paz – San Juan
January 6th San Juan - Chilecito
January 7th Chilecito - Copiapó
January 8th Copiapó - Antofagasta
January 9th Antofagasta - Iquique
January 10th Iquique –Uyuni, Bolivia
January 11th Uyuni, Bolivia - Iquique
January 12th Iquique – rest day
January 13th Iquique - Calama
January 14th Calama - Salta
January 15th Salta – Termas de Rio Honda
January 16th Termas de Rio Honda - Rosario
January 17th Rosario – Buenos Aires
Monday, 19th January, 2015 4PM:
OFF-ROAD LIVE! DAKAR WRAP-UP SHOW
ON THE BEACH at The BajaRacingClub, Los Cabos Mexico
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