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The 2012 Dakar Rally-Raid debuted Sunday

Mythical past while crossing North and West Africa, the Rally-Raid Paris-Dakar is for four years, presented on the South American continent under the single name "Dakar". It must be said that the African continent no longer offers the guarantees necessary for safety consider this type of competition, while South America is full of interest to present in good conditions an event of this magnitude.

The 2012 edition last fifteen days and pass through Argentina, Chile and Peru. 181 motorcycle riders, 30 quads, 161 cars and 74 crews in trucks registered.

In the category of cars, removing the stable Motorsport VW Race Touareg and opened the door to a multitude of contenders to victory, starting with the 2011 laureate, the Qatari driver Nasser Al Attiyah, from now on Hummer H3. South African Giniel De Villiers (Toyota Hilux Pickup), also a former winner on VW will also be monitored, as the French Stephane Peterhansel (Mini) and American Robby Gordon (Hummer).

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