The Dakar Rally this 2019 will be held only in Peru, with 70% of the route on sand and dunes.
The French company Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) informed that the route of the Rally Dakar will focus on the south of the country.
It will consist of a round trip from Lima to the heroic city of Tacna (border with Chile).
In total there will be 10 stages that will take place on the dates of January 6 to 17, and that will go largely through the route that already used the Rally Dakar 2018; the territory to be covered will be 5,000 kilometers, including 3,000 Kms. that will be timed.
To start, on Sunday, January 6th will be the departure ceremony in Lima, location will apparently be at the shores of the Pacific Ocean, in Miraflores Costa Verde. As usual, the Dakar caravan will parade before the eyes of thousands of spectators.
January 7 the rally’s first leg is planned to be between the Peruvian capital and Pisco throughout the dessert coast. The next day the rally will arrive at San Juan de Marcona. In the last edition many favorites were forced to abandon the competition in this section, being one of the most harsh and demanding stretch.
Arrival in Arequipa will be on the 9th of January, and from there on the Caravan will be decided, reaching Moquegua as the final destination, in the case of motorcycles and quad, and for cars and trucks the day will end in Tacna
Finishing the first part of the competition, the contestants must return on the 11th to Arequipa to rest one day, before the start of the second part of the race.
If there are competitors who leave the first part of the race, they can rejoin the caravan in a different classification. This is one of the novelties of this new Dakar.
Finally, on the 13th they will all leave Arequipa again to repeat the route made in the previous week until arriving on the 17th at the finish line in Lima.
6/1: Podium start
7/1: Lima -> Pisco
8/1: Pisco -> San Juan de Marcona
9/1: San Juan de Marcona -> Arequipa
10/1: Arequipa -> Moquegua Maraton (bikes and quads) Arequipa -> Tacna Maraton (Cars, SXS, Trucks)
11/1: Monquegua -> Arequipa (bikes and quads). Tacna -> Arequipa (Cars, SXS, Trucks).
13/1: Arequipa -> San Juan de Marcona.
14/1: San Juan de Marcona -> San Juan de Marcona
15/1: San Juan De Marcona -> Pisco
16/1: Pisco -> Pisco
17/1: Pisco -> Lima
With information from EFE
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