The Dakar rally 2010 Argentina - Chile

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The 2010 Dakar will take place in Argentina and Chile from the 1st to the 17th of January, in an amazing course of 9000 km.

In 2010, Argentina and Chile will jointly celebrate the bicentenary of their independence: the Dakar will have the honour of starting these celebrations. After a first experience in South America, the variety of the territories and terrain, the intensity of the challenge taken on by the competitors and the enthusiasm of the crowd have convinced both the authorities of the two countries and the head of the rally to renew the adventure.

During the last thirty years, the race has forged itself a legendary reputation on the African territory that helped it grow and become one of the major events of the international calendar. A first choice sporting competition that mixes great champions and amateurs, the event has become extremely international throughout the years, uniting up to 52 different nationalities.

The Argentine provinces traveled through:
Buenos Aires – Federal Capital
Buenos Aires province
Santa Fe
Córdoba
La Rioja
San Juan
Mendoza 
La Pampa

The triptyque designed for the 2010 Dakar on the territories of Argentina and Chile promises to each kind of driver a sequence adapted to their qualities. The long stay in the Atacama Desert will be the climax of a 9000 kilometers loop through the continent.

Schedule of events: 

December 29th, 30th and 31st 2009: "Dakar Village": Administrative & technical scrutineering in Buenos Aires, at La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Santa Fe & Av. Sarmiento.
Opening to the public:
December 29th and 30th 2009 from 11:00 to 21:00
December 31st 2009 from 11:00 to 19:00
January 1st 2010 from 11:00 to 17:00
Entry fee: $ 10 Argentine Pesos from 12 to 65 years old

January 1st 2010: Briefing and start podium
Opening to the public:
Pedestrian access: Av. Santa Fe 4201 - Plaza Italia
Access to the Car Park: Av. Cerviño 4476
Public opening free:  from 3 pm to 9 pm
The Podium will be located at the South of the Obelisk, Avenue of 9 de Julio

January 1st 2010 at night : First bivouac in Buenos Aires province
January 2nd to 16th 2010: Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile
January 9th 2010: Rest day in Antofagasta
January 17th 2010: Podium finish in Buenos Aires

For more information, route maps and news, visit Dakar 2010 Rally official website.

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