40th EDITION
06-20 January 2018

Markus Walcher,
laureate of the BFGoodrich® Good Project Special DAKAR

Dakar 2018 - 26th of July 2017 - BFGoodrich, partner of the 2018 Dakar, official tyre supplier, announces the results of the Good Project Special DAKAR. 29 year-old Markus Walcher from Germany is the winner and has earned his entry for the 40th edition of the Dakar, as well as a supply of tyres and lubricants!

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Dakar Challenge Baja Aragón
Óscar Fuertes victorious

Dakar Challenge - Baja Aragon - 24th of July 2017 - A favourite event among rally-raid competitors, the Baja Aragón welcomed this weekend a record number of entrants with no less than 230 vehicles at the start of this three-day race a Teruel, which is a round in both the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies and the FIM Baja World Cup.

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Dakar Challenge Botswana
Hennie de Klerk wins

Dakar Challenge - Botswana - 27th of June 2017 - Well known for its difficulties and especially for its narrow and thorny tracks in the bush, the Kalahari Botswana Toyota 1000 Desert Race was won by Giniel de Villiers, who for the occasion was partnered by Dennis Murphy. 

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Dakar Tour Botswana:
​unprecedented interest

Dakar Tour - Botswana - 23th of June 2017 - With just a few hours to go before the start of the three-day Kalahari Botswana Toyota 1000 Desert Race that will take place near Jwaneng in Botswana, a crowd of more than 200 were present for the Dakar Tour conference and got a look at the route for the 2018 edition, which will start in Peru on January 6 and conclude in Argentina on January 20 after crossing Bolivia. 

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Dakar Tour Portugal
The next generation

Dakar Tour - Portugal - 17th of June 2017 - The Dakar Tour paid a visit Friday evening to Sertã, in Portugal, home of the Baja TT do Pinhal. This was an ideal context to present to off-road enthusiasts the 40th edition of the Dakar, which will take place in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina in January 2018.

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The 2018 Dakar Rally will start its 40th edition in Peru with an emphasis on care for the national heritage

Dakar 2018 - 21th of June 2017 - Peru has been chosen once again to be part of the toughest off-road rally in the world in its 2018 edition. The Dakar’s return to the land of the Incas will start in Lima on 6th January, in this great world race that brings together the best cross-country drivers and riders in its 40th anniversary and the 10th edition in South America. 

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DAKAR SERIES CHINA RALLY 
Registration is open

Dakar Series China Rally - 14th of June 2017 - It will be a big challenge for the car, side by side and truck drivers that will participate in a large-scale rally-raid, adhering to the demanding Dakar standards. The route will also have a wide-ranging character, knowing that the special stages in Inner Mongolia visited by the Dakar Series China Rally will be mostly all-new and that have never been featured in other rallies.

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DAKAR ECO-LABEL:
the assistance teams go green!

Dakar 2018 - 2nd of June 2017 - Time will tell, but perhaps it was the last placed finisher in the car category that made the 2017 Dakar historic. In 57th position, at more than 110 hours, penalties included, behind Stéphane Peterhansel, Ariel Jatón and Germán Rolón drove a 100% electric vehicle, for the first time, to the end of the rally. The technical and sporting challenge required four years of research and perseverance from the Acciona team. 

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