In the Peruvian capital, Lima, will start on Monday, the 41. Edition of the Dakar rally. For the eleventh Time, the convoy is travelling in South America, for the first time, but only in a single host country. Ten stages are on the program, the winners of the five classes (car, Solo-Buggy, Truck, motorcycle, Quad), at 17. January, after a total of 5600 miles awarded.
The spectacle across South America lost the most of its countries. Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay – in the past years, an integral part of the Dakar have withdrawn for financial reasons. There will be only Peru remained. The rally will be held for the first time in their history only in a single country. Ten stages also mean a negative record.
Who are the favorites?
The French automobile manufacturer, Peugeot had adopted after his victory in 2018 of the Dakar. In order for everything to a battle between the German Team X-raid, up-to-date with buggies from the house of Mini, and the Japanese manufacturer Toyota. The prominence behind the wheel speaks for X-raid. For the edition in 2019, the Team from the Hessian Trebur brought the Peugeot Armada consisting of record winner Stephane Peterhansel (France), defending champion Carlos Sainz (Spain) and all-rounder Cyril Despres (France), who won as a motorcycle Pilot is already five times the Dakar. Toyota is betting on the South Africans Giniel de Villiers, with German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz (Eutin) and the Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah.
Who else falls on yet?
The nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb (France) has decided, contrary to his initial plans for a return to the Dakar after he had to relinquish last year after an accident. The 44-Year-old takes to the road with a Peugeot from the previous year and is likely to be due to technical disadvantage, but hardly a chance to win.
Which TV channel broadcasts it?
The number of channels Eurosport shows the stages late in the evening, a 30-minute summary of what happened.
Why is the Dakar in South America and not in Africa?
for security reasons. In 2008 the rally was cancelled due to a terror alert. In the following year, the organizer ASO has decided to exchange of the continent, and has not left America since. For 2020 a possible return to Africa but is in the room.