Where there was fire, ashes remain, the saying goes. If we take it to the sports field that can be said of those responsible for the rally Dakar Rally, who do not forget their passage through South America despite having been installed since 2020 -and for many years- in Saudi Arabia.
Unfortunately, the situation of the coronavirus pandemic It has caused the relationship to be a bit distant, but the intention of the French company is to change that when everything returns to normal. More taking into account the prominence of the pilots of the region in 2021 with the triumphs of the Argentines Kevin Benavides (motorcycles) and Manuel Andujar (quads) and the Chilean Chaleco López (SSV).
“I see that we have fewer competitors (from South America), but the ones that are there are better!”, I assure David castera, competition director, to Automundo. "That's good, but it's a shame too," He added in reference to the low number of participants from this part of the world.
“We are waiting for the end of this crisis to work again in the entire South American market. We would like them to continue in the Dakar in a good number and not only with the best exponents, who in the end will always stick. "We have spent so much time in South America that I would like the work we started in 2009 to continue ...", Agregó.
In this context, Castera confirmed what the future plans are: “I look forward to the end of the crisis next year to organize the Dakar Series and Dakar Challenge events again and thus maintain our presence in the region. Also to give the South Americans the possibility of signing up in a good number in the Dakar. Maintaining this relationship is very important to us ”.