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Event of the Week: Dakar Rally

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Event of the Week: Dakar Rally

Photo by @DiegoLorca23 via Twitter

Today marks the official start of the Dakar Rally and sharypic will be gathering all the photos throughout the race until the 20th January.The ultimate off-road rally is in its 35th year and puts drivers to the test on a tough course covering more than 8,000km through Argentina, Chile and Peru! The race is open to amateur and professional entries. Amateurs typically make up about eighty percent of the participants.The rally began in 1978, going from Paris, France to Dakar, Senegal. Due to security threats in Mauritania, which led to the cancellation of the 2008 rally, the 2009 Dakar Rally was held in South America for the first time in 2009 and continues to be there up to the present.

Check out the action on sharypic throughout the race and see off-road vehicles pushed to their limits!