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November 26th, 2016

Paraguay is going to be the 29th new country to host the gruelling 2017 Dakar Rally which begins on January 2, 2017

If any motorsport enthusiast out there ever wanted to put a stamp to their claim of having a tough racing persona then the Dakar Rally is the place to prove their mettle. For decades, this 10,000km-long rally has constantly broken the confidence and endurance of many who come to conquer it from around the world since the very first Dakar Rally. The climate, terrain and distances are a test not just for the machine, but also for the men who command them. At no point during the entire race is one competitor above others as the climate and terrain changes could alter the state of this gruelling 12-day rally till the very last minute. For the 2017 Dakar Rally, Red Bull has brought out the best drives and riders that are there in the business who are mentally and physically ready to take on the challenge that the 2017 rally presents to them. In typical high-quality fashion, Red Bull has presented their lineup of competitors who will be running for the 2017 Dakar Rally in some gorgeous photos below.

The 2017 Dakar Rally would take a new route which will start from Paraguay’s capital city Asunción for the first time ever. The 12-day rally raid will pass through Bolivia before finally reaching the finish line in Argentina.

Red Bull 2017 Dakar Rally Lineup

Car Category: Reigning champions Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret.

Bikes: Reigning champion Toby Price

Team Peugeot Total: Carlos Sainz, Cyril Despres and Nasser Al-Attiyah return with ex-rally king Sébastien Loeb in the new 3008 DKR.

Trucks: Vladimir Chagin

Mini John Cooper Works Rally Car: Bryce Menzies with co-driver Pete Mortensen

Matthias Walkner

Matthias Walkner from Red Bull KTM Factory Team performs during a test run in Erfoud, Morocco on September 21, 2016

Matthias Walkner, Toby Price and Sam Sunderland

Matthias Walkner, Toby Price and Sam Sunderland from Red Bull KTM Factory Team perform during a test run in Erfoud, Morocco on September 20, 2016

Toby Price 2017 Dakar Rally KTM Red Bull Factory Team

Toby Price from Red Bull KTM Factory Team performs during a test run in Erfoud, Morocco on September 20, 2016

Toby Price 2017 Dakar Rally KTM Red Bull Factory Team 2

Toby Price 2017 Dakar Rally

Toby Price from Red Bull KTM Factory Team performs during a test run in Erfoud, Morocco on September 21, 2016

Toby Price

Toby Price from Red Bull KTM Factory Team performs during a test run in Erfoud, Morocco on September 21, 2016

Stephane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret

Stephane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret, from Team Peugeot Total change a wheel during a test run with the new Peugeot 3008 DKR in Erfoud, Morocco on September 17, 2016

Stephane Peterhansel 2017 Dakar Rally

Stephane Peterhansel from Team Peugeot Total performs during a test run with the new Peugeot 3008 DKR in Erfoud, Morocco on September 17, 2016

2017 Dakar Rally Peterhansel

Ignacio Casale

Ignacio Casale performs in Ritoque, Chile on Nov 16th, 2016.

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