Dakar 2012 - Cool Rally Pics and Videos

Showcasing pics and videos of the cool cars competing is the 2012 Dakar Rally. The rally takes riders through the countries of Argentina, Chile and Peru. Starting in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, the race includes hostile sand dunes, rocks, mud, camel grass and other treacherous terrain. The rally finishes in the Peruvian capital, Lima.

The Dakar Rally has 3 main competitive classes:
1.  Truck Class (vehicles weighing more than 3,500 kg)

2.  Car Class (vehicles weighing less than 3,500 kg)

3.  Moto / Motorcycle Class (including a sub-class for quads)

The current leader of the moto (motorcycle) class is 2010 winner Cyril Despres. The French rider holds the narrowest of leads over reigning Dakar champion Marc Coma. The Red Bull riders, both 3-time winners are set for an epic battle over the remaining stages.  Follow the closing stages and find out if Despres can hold onto his slender lead via his blog on the Red Bull official Dakar site.

Dakar 2012 Route map

What a cool adventure this would be....but dangerous as we find out below.

On the official Red Bull site for the rally, you'll find daily updates from the front runners, fan favourites and interviews with the big personalities (Cyril Despres, Giniel De Villiers and Marc Coma being a few) who make the 34th Dakar Rally 2012, one of the world’s most intense and dangerous races.
 Find out about all the action, both on and off the road and find out what it's really like to be a part of one of the world's greatest endurance races.

On the website you'll see up-to-date coverage of the Dakar Rally 2012 , along with lots of cool video highlights and pictures like these:

Dakar Rally 2012 - Cool Car Pictures
Here we feature a collection of recent cool photographs of the cars involved in the 2012 Dakar Rally.. Many of these photos are featured on Boston Big Picture

Cool Dakar Rally 2012 Videos
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