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February 18, 2008

KTM's Giovanni Sala at the 2007 Dakar

KTM's Giovanni Sala at the 2007 Dakar

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.

Read more at TheBikerGene or visit the official Dakar Site.

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Noel McKeegan After a misspent youth at law school, Noel began to dabble in tech research, writing and things with wheels that go fast. This bus dropped him at the door of a freshly sprouted Gizmag.com in 2002. He has been Gizmag's Editor-in-Chief since 2007.   All articles by Noel McKeegan
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