The toughest race on Earth is just one week away

Get a flavour of what’s going down at the Dakar and directions on how to keep pace with the action.
By Tim Sturtridge

When the road ahead takes you nearly 10,000km through some of the harshest terrain on the planet you'd better come prepared. For the fortnight of action at the 2017 Dakar Rally the ideal companions on the roadtrip will be Red Bull TV and's comprehensive coverage. We’ll stand side-by-side with the competitors as they tackle the unique demands of the rally and transmit our content to every corner of the globe.

Watch the clip above to get a taste of what’s to come during an intense two weeks of action in South America.

Once the rally gets started on January 2 in Asunción, Paraguay our daily Dakar show on Red Bull TV will pack eclectic content from the route and each bivouac into 10 minute broadcasts for you to enjoy during the rally. Presenters Mike Chen and Caroline de Moraes are on a mission to dish the dirt on motorsport’s toughest test of endurance, be sure to join them after each stage for the latest scoop.

Here on the videos, news and features are already coming thick and fast in anticipation of the main event. Our dedicated Dakar event page is packed with engaging content and soon you’ll find exclusive action and behind-the-scenes clips in addition to infographics, quizzes, competitions and photo galleries on the site. With these resources at your fingertips there’ll be no excuse to slip off the pace.

Watch the video below to see reigning Dakar bike race champion Toby Price take on the Baja 1000 with Jesse Jones…

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