- Dec 26, 2006
No more transafrican this year! Viva America
I must say i really like the new change of territory that has be announced. South America will have a more diverse landscape to organise this rally on the Africa does. The best African territories have never been driven because of safety regulations and unstable governments. Now with South America as a new continent to cross the organisers no longer have that problem. I am really looking forward to see the rally crossing countries like Chile and Argentina!Viva el Dakar. The tone of the encouragements received since the
announcement of our new destination confirms our belief on the
thorough nature of this one-of-a-kind race: the Dakar first of all
exists through its will for discovery and by its capacity to confront the
unknown. By crossing the ocean, the rally will witness an experience
loyal to its values, to its temperament. Argentina and Chile give the
possibility to keep the adventurer’s side that has always marked
the men of the Dakar. On the grand territories that are offered, the
competitors that will be taking part in this fantastic edition will have
the opportunity to explore new horizons. This opening to a new
continent means the passage to a new dimension for the Dakar.
Viva el Dakar, is also the echo that spreads as an answer to our
desire to “discover America”. As a reconnaissance of the international
prestige of the event, the expression of welcome underlines, and
that’s the main thing, the significance and the vigour of the message
given out by the Dakar for thirty years. Shrewd connoisseurs
of motorsports, the Argentineans and the Chileans were conquered
by the atypical properties of this rally, for which they have perceived
both the difficulty and the subtlety. The plains of Patagonia, the
Atacama Desert or the passage through the Andes mountains, in
the middle of the Austral summer, will constitute an ideal field to
witness the endurance qualities of the competitors registered for
the 2009 Dakar.
Viva el Dakar, is finally the terms of the challenge that is offered to
us as organisers. At a moment when we are called to give a new
boost to the rally, we have chosen to go further ahead. Despite
having a solid base of knowledge, this new bet invites us to ask
ourselves permanent questions and calls for our capacity to adapt.
This sane exercise is carried out with enthusiasm by our teams. We
know that audacity is the main condition to achieve great ideas.
That’s why we have dared.
From 3rd to 18th of January 2009 this will be the forum where ill be eating, living and sleeping . More Dakarfans join me?