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