MagazineJan 17, 2011
Dakar Rally 2011
It used to be called The Paris to Dakar Rally as it was a race from Paris, France to Dakar, Senegal, but after the need to cancel the 2008 version due to security threats in Mauritania the rally moved from Africa to South America in 2009 and rebranded itself The Dakar Rally. The Dakar Rally is one of the most gruelling for man and machine. It spans two weeks of cross country driving over wet, dry, mountainous and sandy terrain. Asking as much from the cars, bikes, trucks or quads as it does from the human body and mind. The 2011 edition just finished and was won by Al Attiyah (cars), Coma (bikes), Alejandro Patronelli (quads) and Vladimir Chagin (trucks).