Today is the beginning of Dakar 2019 until the 17th of January
The 41st edition of the hardest and complex rally in the world, with 5000 km- 70% sand 3000 km, 10 stages and over 500 competitors which will enter this quest.
The start will be in Lima, on the 07th of January through the Paracas desert, southern Peru, creating a 10-stage loop between Lima and Tacna. The competitors are spread between 5 classes of vehicles like motorcycles, quads, side-by-side (S x S), cars and trucks.
In the motorcycle category are announced 149 motorcyclists and we are proud to announce that this year we will have female riders among the competitors.
If you want to see the female riders of Dakar from 1978 until 2018 you can find all the details: https://www.femaleriders.co.uk/single-post/2018/02/11/Female-riders-of-Dakar-1978--present
And here we have the Female Riders of Dakar 2019:
Laia Sanz- Spain- No 17
Team: KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM
Motorcycle: KTM 450
Mirjam Pol- Netherlands- No 55
Team: HT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING
Motorcycle: Husqvarna FR 45 Rally
Anastasiya Nifontova- Russia- No 56
Team: Nifontova 13 Team- HUSQVARNA RALLY TEAM
Motorcycle: Husqvarna 450RR
Gabriela Novotna- Czech Republic- No 57
Team: INDIGO RACING
Motorcycle: Husqvarna FE 450
Sara Garcia- Spain- No 98
Team: Pont Grup Yamaha- AM DESIGN
Motorcycle: Yamaha WR 450 FP
Gianna Velarde Sumary- Peru- No 130
Motorcycle: KTM EXC F
The full list of all competitors here. https://www.dakar.com/en/competitors
Good luck to every competitor and may the best one to win!
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