Dakar Series Desafío Inca : September 14-16


Concocted for “top competitors” to continue their preparation but also for amateurs who want to experience the “Dakar spirit”, the 3rd edition of the Dakar Series Desafío Inca will be held from September 14-16 in Peru, which will also host the next edition of the Dakar. A Golden opportunity to toughen up and contribute to the emergence of new competitors in a country that adores rally-raid. 

Key points: 

- The Dakar Series Desafío Inca will be the 3rd Dakar Series event of the year and will be held from September 14-16. 

- It will be a unique opportunity to toughen up ahead of the next Dakar that will be contested entirely in Peru in January 2019. 
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The countdown has begun. In less than eight months, next January, hundreds of competitors will start edition 41 of the Dakar that will be a ten-stage rally in the heart of Peru. Several competitors will participate in the Dakar Series Desafío Inca in September to fine-tune their preparation and get some valuable time in the dunes, and sandy Peruvian sectors. 

Ideal conditions and extraordinary panoramic views

The three-stage race will be an opportunity for the “top competitors” to fine-tune their set-ups on their machines and get acclimated to the conditions they will face on the Dakar. In addition to the extraordinary panoramic views – the Dakar Series Desafío Inca will be held in the Ica region, which is bordered by the Pacific Ocean – the competitors and assistance teams will benefit from a stationary bivouac, which will offer them an ideal setting for multiple exchanges and completing their preparation. 

Alongside the “top competitors”, amateurs from the five Dakar categories (car, motorcycle, quad, Side by Side and truck) will get a chance to experience “the Dakar spirit”. An initiation held in the best possible conditions. The Dakar organiser will offer its experience in terms of organisation, logistics as well as constant support to these competitors. 

Following in the paths of Hernández and Fuchs 

The third running of the Dakar Series Desafío Inca (after the 2013 and 2014 editions) will be the final Dakar Series event after the Afriquia Merzouga Rally, held in Morocco last April and the Desafío Ruta 40 that will be contested in Argentina from August 25-31. 

Prior to the 2019 Dakar, which will be run exclusively in Peru, the Dakar Series Desafío Inca has what it needs to seduce the numerous Peruvian competitors who also aspire to compete in the toughest rally-raid in the world. Like their compatriots, quad rider Alexis Hernández, who finished 5th last time out on the Dakar and rally driver Nicolás Fuchs who is a regular in WRC2 and who finished 12th in his first participation in the Dakar, there are many who want to represent the Peruvian colours.