Lisbon - Dakar

The Dakar rally is starting in Lisbon this year and I had to go check the cars and bikes out.

Here are some pictures.

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loooks good! thanks for that :applause:

When does the ralley start? Jan 1st?

The first stage is on December 31st.

no way i would rally one of those big bulky bikes.

^^^ What I thought too but they obviously can do it and probably almost have too. Great pics :applause:

wow, that is awesome. i would love to say that i finished the dakar rally, but i doubt that will ever happen

Will the Dakar race be on Speed?

It has been in years past but will it be on this year

Will the Dakar race be on Speed?

It has been in years past but will it be on this year

OLN this year, Oh by the way, FIRST POST! :applause:

it amazes me to watch those guy driving them huge trucks... jumping them and all...

Colaradocajun, Welcome to TT!

And I thought the Baja 1000 was hard!

That last pic of that truck is sweet.

If you'd be racing a repsol/red bull ktm it would be easier to finish!

They have an amazing team structure: One mechanic per bike, plus one engine engineer, one tyre engineer, 3 trucks, a few cars...

They race 11 bikes and have a team of more than 30 people!! It's incredible!!

If I'd do a Dakar I would surely go on one of those big trucks, they look confortable :applause:

It starts tomorrow and they are expecting around 200.000 people in Lisbon to see them start :bonk:

That last pic of that truck is sweet.

Was thinkin the same.

Big ups to Andy Caldecott.

OLN this year, Oh by the way, FIRST POST! :bonk:

Welcome to TT!!!!! :applause::cry:

Thanks for the pics, their bikes are so heavy... :applause: Oh well, I would still love to ride one, and I would love to do the Dakar one of these days.

Godov,

Thanks for those pictures. Most of us can only dream of entering that race, let alone finishing it. :cry: They say (Scott Harden) that racing the Dakar is like riding 18, Baja 1000s in a row, one each day. Thats the Baja 1000 that goes from Ensenada to La Paz. That would be a lot of riding. Thanks again for the pics! :applause::bonk::cry:

Don't some of the trucks get hijacked in that race? I thought sometimes they do. :applause:

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