Dakar Rally 2017

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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The ultimate test of man and machine returns to South America in January with the Red Bull Desert Wings set to be front and centre of the action once again. The 2017 Dakar Rally will break new ground as Paraguay becomes the 29th country to host a stage of the iconic event. As well as fresh challenges to be faced, there’s plenty of the potential pitfalls found in Bolivia and Argentina that have now become a legendary part of the Dakar experience.

The 10,000 kilometre route from Asunción to Buenos Aires, via La Paz, covers some of the most inhospitable terrain on the planet. Making life even more uncomfortable for competitors and their vehicles will be the scorching South American summer temperatures and nosebleed inducing altitudes.