• Nov 29, 2008
The preparations have begun for the race formerly known as the Paris-Dakar. The entrants have begun to gather in Le Havre, France, for scrutineering before shipping out to South America for the Dakar's run across Argentina and Chile. Mike Werner was in Normandy and captured in photographs what was going on. If you ever wondered wanted to see what it takes to get ready for a big-deal international race, the words to describe the images are "intense preparation" -- right down to making sure the vehicle sound level doesn't breach 95 decibels. Follow the link to check out all the photos. And get ready to rumble.

[Source: Motorbiker]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Anyone know if there's a snowball's chance in hell of this rally being televised (in any form, on any channel) inside the US?

      I'd give just about anything to get some televised rally coverage in the states. Much more exciting than "oval track" racers.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh bleep!!

      There was no 2008 Dakar in Africa ... They changed it to Europe ... And Versus showed the 2007 Dakar when the 2008 should've run ...

      I don't know why I keep thinking it's run in December ...
      • 6 Years Ago
      There is nothing, ever, that's more badass than a Dakar truck at full tilt. Can't wait.. :D
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thanks for the link! Now I am all worked up!

      Eurosport usually has coverage. They covered all the CCR rallies this summer. They are usually available through a vaiety of P2P networks. Here in Canada, that is just about the only way to follow these series, along with WRC, DTM, Aussie V8, FIA GT, LMS....

      I am certainly looking forward to this years event!

      ALLEZ DE ROOY!!!!!!!

      Here is a pic of what the trucks can do...
      http://www.dakar-derooy.com/nl/plugins/p17_image_gallery/images/435.jpg

      and what the old truck could do... That is an infamous Group B being passed!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWhAU5Qn6dQ#t=0m55s