Dakar Rally 2019 – 10 stages and almost 5000km

Dakar Rally 2019 – 10 stages and almost 5000km

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Toby Price, Dakar Peru
photo: François Flamand/Red Bull Content Pool

The 2019 Dakar Rally roars into life on January 6 starting with teams taking on 10 stages and just shy of 5,000km on some of the world’s most hostile beaches, dunes and tracks in Peru.

The 41st edition of the iconic rally raid race sees competitors in the car, bike, truck, quad and UTV categories push themselves and their vehicles to the limit in only one country for the first time in the event’s history.

Stars competing include 13-time winner Stéphane Peterhansel, defending car champion Carlos Sainz and Red Bull privateer Sébastien Loeb as well as bike trio Matthias Walkner, Sam Sunderland and Toby Price – all battling it out for the most prestigious off-road rally title on the planet.

Competitors in the car and truck classes who retire from the first week will be able to rejoin the action in the second week, however, they will have their own classification so that the starting order is not confused.

Stephane Peterhansel, Dakar bivouac
photo: Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool

The Stages

SS = Special Stage, C = Car, B = Bike, T = Truck, Q = Quad, SxS = UTV

06/01/19 – Starting ramp / Lima

07/01/19 – Stage 1 / Lima – Pisco: 331 km (SS: 84 km)

08/01/19 – Stage 2 / Pisco – San Juan de Marcona: 553km (SS: 342km)

09/01/19 – Stage 3 / San Juan de Marcona – Arequipa: 798km (SS: 331km)

10/01/19 – Stage 4 / Arequipa – Tacna: (C,SxS,T) 664km (SS: 351km) + Arequpia – Moquegua: (B,Q) 511km (SS: 351km)

11/01/19 – Stage 5 / Tacna – Arequipa: (C,SxS,T) 714km (SS: 450km) + Moquega – Arequipa: (B,Q) 776km (SS: 345km)

12/01/19 – Rest Day / Arequipa

13/01/19 – Stage 6 / Arequipa – San Juan de Marcona: (C,SxS,T) 810km (SS: 290km) + (B,Q) 838km (SS: 317km)

14/01/19 – Stage 7 / San Juan de Marcona – San Juan de Marcona: 387km (SS: 323km)

15/01/19 – Stage 8 / San Juan de Marcona – Pisco: 575km (SS: 360km)

16/01/19 – Stage 9 / Pisco – Pisco: (B,C,Q,SxS) 409km (SS: 313km) + (T) 407km (SS: 311km)

17/01/19 – Stage 10 / Pisco – Lima: 359km (SS: 112km)

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