Dakar Rally 2012 Officially kicks off
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Dakar Rally 2012 Officially kicks off

Iquique : Chile | Jan 01, 2012 at 1:28 AM PST
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Dakar 2012  Orlen team inauguration

"After the exhibition was held in Mar del Plata, competitors moved into the camp and wait for the formal start of the race. At 5:45 local time start from the Naval Base to the city of Necochea"

No more waiting, the 2012 Dakar is a reality that people enjoy this time that city is in praise Argentina's Mar del Plata, a city rocked by 185 motorcycles, 171 cars, 76 trucks and 33 quad bikes with drivers from 50 nationalities participating in the world's toughest rally.

The colorful ceremonial start to download something unofficially served the adrenaline built up by the start of the race. Residents and tourists, fans, motors, greeted with enthusiasm the passage of the machines along the 6 kilometers from the Naval Base in the city to the square Almirante Brown, where he set up the starting ramp.The bottom of the ocean and sunny day gave him gave him a spectacular color.

At 5:45 there will come a moment of truth: the riders, who will take the challenge of completing a path of 8373 km, will start from the Naval Base, where he set up the administrative and technical support.

The first stage of 820 kilometers, will have a special stage to Necochea, where begin the stretch speed of 57 miles, from there continue to Bahia Blanca and the final destination is Santa Rosa, capital of La Pampa.

It will be the first contact of the runners and sand dunes, in this case of Buenos Aires city of Necochea, and serve as initial test face major difficulties that present the Dakar in successive stages.

This is the complete itinerary Dakar:

- 01/01 Mar del Plata - Santa Rosa (La Pampa): Bikes, Cars and Trucks, 763 km and 57 km link timed.

- 02/01 Santa Rosa (La Pampa) - San Rafael (Mendoza): Cars, 487 km and 290 km link timed, motorcycles and trucks, 487 km and 295 km link timed.

- 03/01 San Rafael (Mendoza) - San Juan: Motorcycles, 291 km link and 270 km timed, Cars and Trucks, 291 km and 208 km link timed.

- 04/01 San Juan - Chilecito (La Rioja): Bikes, Cars and Trucks, 424 km and 326 km link timed.

- 05/01 Chilecito (La Rioja) - Fiambalá (Catamarca): Motorcycles, 151 km link and 265 km timed, Cars and Trucks, 246 km and 177 km link timed.

- 06/01 Fiambalá (Catamarca) - Copiapo (Chile): Bikes, Cars and Trucks, 394 km and 247 km link timed.

- 07/01 Copiapo (Chile) - Copiapo (Chile: Bikes, Cars and Trucks, 154 km and 419 km link timed.

- 08/01 Copiapo (Chile): Rest.

- 09/01 Copiapo (Chile) - Antofagasta (Chile): Bikes, Cars and Trucks, 245 km link and 477 timed.

- 10/01 Antofagasta (Chile) - Iquique (Chile): Bikes, Cars and Trucks, 9 km link and 556 km timed.

- 11/01 Iquique (Chile) - Arica (Chile): Bikes, Cars and Trucks, 317 km and 377 km link timed.

- 12/01 Arica (Chile) - Arequipa (Peru): Motorcycles, 171 km and 534 km link timed, Cars, 120 km and 478 km link timed, Trucks, 120 km and 432 km link timed.

- 13/01 Arequipa (Peru) - Nazca (Peru): Motorcycles, 259 km link and 245 km timed, Cars and Trucks, 412 km link and 245 timed.

- 14/01 Nasca (Peru) - Pisco (Peru): Bikes, Cars and Trucks, 100 km and 275 km link timed.

- 15/01 Pisco (Peru) - Lima (Peru): Bikes, Cars and Trucks, 254 km link and 29 timed.

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After the exhibition was held in Mar del Plata , competitors moved into the camp and wait for the formal start of the race . At 5:45 local time, will leave from the Naval Base to the city of Necochea
Vicky247 is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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