The Dakar reconnaissance team continues to work on the routes that the 2017 edition will travel, which will begin on January 1 in Asunción, Paraguay; he will have his rest day on the 8th in La Paz, Bolivia; and it will end on the 14th in Buenos Aires, in our country.
For 27 days, the group led by the Spanish Marc Coma was in Bolivian territory tracing a daring and unexpected route. "Competitors will be surprised by the landscapes and the difficulty of the terrain," explained the former motorcyclist. "Together we are going to discover a country that everyone thinks they know after spending three years in the Uyuni region," he added.
The Dakar 2017 will have a total of six days full of sand and dunes with a very “African” environment for the Bolivian side. In addition, the great sailing experts will be delighted with the extensive off-piste areas.
For now, there are several stages that have more than 450 kilometers of timed route, including a special test of 620 km that will represent one of the high points of this new edition.
In the city of Uyuni, at 3.200 meters of altitude, the marathon bivouac will be established for all categories. The pilots and teams, deprived of their assistance, will have the possibility of helping each other to carry out the necessary repairs and rigorous checks in a way called "work park".
During the first week a new type of marathon stage could be included, mainly for the first of each category. Also, it is confirmed that traditional guidance tools (GPS) will work in a limited way by removing some of their features to bring more excitement to navigation. The details of these variants will be announced on November 23 during a press conference to be held in Paris (France).