The world's biggest rally of the year - Dakar Rally flagged off on January 6, 2019. It will see the Sherco TVS Factory Team and the Hero MotoSport Rally Team battle it out across varying terrains against a host of other participants. The 41st edition of the Dakar Rally will be hosted in Peru, South America and is being held in only one country for the first time. The rally will see participants cover 5000 km over 10 days between January 6-17, through some of the most treacherous regions, weather conditions and navigational challenges.
The rally started in Peru's capital Lima on January 6 and will pass through Pisco, San Juan de Marcona, Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna before making its back to Lima. The Dakar Rally had participants competing in cars, motorcycles, ATVs, buggies, and trucks. A total of 534 racers will compete this year of which 135 are women racers, which is also the highest participation of women in the rally ever. The 2019 Dakar Rally will have a total of 3000 km of racing divided between 10 special stages, where almost 70 per cent of the terrain will be covered in sand. The first stage will see riders traverse a distance of 331 kms.
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