2018 Dakar Rally

The 2018 Dakar Rally was held from January 6 to 20. The race had competitions in 5 categories: bikes, cars, trucks, quads, and SxS (side-by-side off-road vehicles). The winners were Matthias Walkner from Austria in bikes, Carlos Sainz from Spain in cars, Eduard Nikolaev from Russia in trucks, Ignacio Casale from Chile in quads, and Reinaldo Varela from Brazil in SxS.

 

 

The Dakar Rally is an annual long-distance off-road race that takes place over two weeks. It started in 1978 and most of the races began in Paris, France, and ended in Dakar, Senegal. In 2009, the race was moved to South America because of political instability in Africa. This year, the race went through 3 countries – Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. The Dakar Rally is a difficult and wild race – it goes over sand dunes, rocks, grass, rivers, mud, and can be quite dangerous. This year, the race started with over 330 vehicles, and finished with 185. The race was around 9,000 kilometers (5,600 miles) long.

HereĀ is a video with the Best of Dakar.

 

Image Credits: https://www.dakar.com for the Dakar Rally map and logo images
Sources: https://www.dakar.com