The Dakar to return - in South America
February 18, 2008 Less than six weeks after the last minute cancellation of the 2008 event due to threats of terrorist attacks, organizers have announced that the 2009 Dakar will take place in Argentina and Chile. The planned 9000 km loop starting and finishing in Buenos Aires from the 3rd to the 18th of January is the first to be held outside of Africa. As well as the name, organizers aim to retain the spectacular and varied topography, demanding competition and the spirit of the legendary 30 year old race.
The 2007 event has been nominally rolled in with a pre-existing KTM event in Central Europe, which will be run under the “Dakar Series” logo.