No respite… but easy does it. The backbone of the Dakar 2016 alternates difficulty and terrain. Between the contrast in relief, temperatures and surfaces, the drivers and their teams will face a real test of their adaptability and will have to re-assess their performance on a daily basis. Above all, the route will become gradually more demanding, incrementally leading them to the second part of the rally: the most demanding special sections are scheduled in this part, while the distance which has already been covered will take its toll on both drivers and their machines. Welcome to the world of extreme endurance.
Program of the 2016 Dakar: 31/12 and 01/01: Administrative and technical checks 02/01: Start podium in Buenos Aires / Prologue / Liaison to Bivouac “0” close to Rosario 03/01: Buenos Aires – Villa Carlos Paz 04/01: Villa Carlos Paz – Termas de Río Hondo 05/01: Termas de Río Hondo – Jujuy 06/01: Jujuy – Jujuy 07/01: Jujuy – Uyuni 08/01: Uyuni – Uyuni 09/01: Uyuni – Salta 10/01: Rest day in Salta 11/01: Salta – Belén 12/01: Belén – Belén 13/01: Belén – La Rioja 14/01: La Rioja – San Juan 15/01: San Juan – Villa Carlos Paz 16/01: Villa Carlos Paz – Rosario