Dakar 2016 schedule changed to forecasted El Niño

Dakar 2016

Back in August, Peruvian authorities decided to cancel Inca Desafío for this year (September 11-13) and have also pulled out of the 2016 Dakar Rally due to strong El Niño forecasts.

With Peru backing out of Dakar 2016, and the amazing support from the Argentinian and Bolivian governments, the tour was able to be re-routed. There are even new trickier, more technical, high-speed stages. Sounds like this is going to be a great watch!

Dakar has also devised a new plan to reach Bolivia, particularly the bivouac at Uyuni, where vehicles from all categories will come together. “Before arriving there, the competitors will be placed in a new marathon configuration,” says Sporting Director Marc Coma.

Schedule for Dakar 2016:

12/31 & 1/1: Administrative & technical checks

1/2: Start podium in Buenos Aires

1/3: Buenos Aires – Villa Carlos Paz

1/4: Villa Carlos Paz – Termas de Río Hondo

1/5: Termas de Río Hondo – Jujuy

1/6: Jujuy – Jujuy

1/7: Jujuy – Uyuni

1/8: Uyuni – Uyuni

1/9: Uyuni – Salta

1/10: Rest Day in Salta

1/11: Salta – Belén

1/12: Belén – Belén

1/13: Belén – La Rioja

1/14: La Rioja – San Juan

1/15: San Juan – Villa Carlos Paz

1/16: Villa Carlos Paz – Rosario

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