The Repsol riders ready for the Dakar Series challenge
The Dakar Series kick off next Sunday 20th April, a new competition which is supported by ASO, the organising company, and which bears the legendary “Dakar” signature. It will start next Sunday from the capital of Hungary – Budapest -, and will include the participation of Repsol riders Marc Coma and Jordi Viladoms on motorbikes, and “Nani” Roma, Luc Alphand, Hiroshi Masuoka and Stéphane Peterhansel in cars.
Seven days of competition in a totally different race to what the “Dakar” traditionally was, as this time it is held in Central Europe, and will be substantially different to a Raid-Rally in the desert.
Neither will it be similar to an enduro or baja race, as this time navigation resources will play an important role. In short, this is a new competition, which will most likely prove to be tough and full of uncertainty. The Rally will finish on the shores of Lake Balaton, in Hungary, on Saturday 26th April.