The heat was cranked up in the deserts of Peru as the 2013 Dakar Rally got underway
STAGE ONE: LIMA - PISCO / LIAISON SECTIONS: 250km / SPECIAL STAGE: 13km / It won’t be long before competitors become spread out but for now this mini special stage organised on the outskirts of Pisco will be used to divide up the competitors into categories according to their level. The initial stage won’t be as stiff as the drink that made the region famous, but the picture postcard landscape is especially appealing. Concentration will be required over the several timed kilometres but during the liaison sections competitors can take time to admire the scenery. Nevertheless, the light-hearted attitude and relaxed driving style adopted by the competitors during this first day must not mislead them: the Dakar has really begun.
Dakar Rally: dakar.com/index_DAKus.html
Carlos Sainz: carlos-sainz.com
Marc Coma: marccoma.com
Francisco Chaleco López : chalecolopez.cl
Cyril Despres : cyrildespres.com