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Rallying: The Dakar, a world of sand and solitude

The 41st Edition of the Dakar Rally will cover only one country, unlike previous editions. It will start from Lima before cruising through terrains of Pisco, San Juan de Marcona, Arequipa and Moquegua, covering a total distance of over 5000 km

Rallying: The Dakar, a world of sand and solitude

The Dakar Rally is a race like no other, a two-week long endurance challenge across Peru and some of the harshest terrain and conditions on Earth. (Reuters)

Rallying: The Dakar, a world of sand and solitude

This year’s event, finishing in Lima on Thursday, spanned thousands of kilometres with motorcycles, cars and trucks racing across vast deserts and towering dunes, from the Andes to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. (Reuters)

Rallying: The Dakar, a world of sand and solitude

Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah became a three times Dakar Rally winner on Thursday, taking no risks on the last stage to Lima and finishing with a 46-minute lead, while Australian Toby Price took the motorcycle crown. (Reuters)

Rallying: The Dakar, a world of sand and solitude

The 41st Edition of the Dakar Rally will cover only one country, unlike previous editions. It will start from Lima before cruising through terrains of Pisco, San Juan de Marcona, Arequipa and Moquegua, covering a total distance of over 5000 km. (Reuters)

Rallying: The Dakar, a world of sand and solitude

Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team in December 2018, announced that India's Aravind KP will be its fourth rider for the 2019 Dakar Rally to be held in Peru from January 6-17. (Reuters)

Rallying: The Dakar, a world of sand and solitude

Aravind has recovered from his injuries suffered during the PanAfrica Rally and has been training in Spain for the last few weeks. It will will be his third Dakar outing and he will be riding the Dakar-spec RTR 450 Rally motorcycle. (Reuters)