In this years Dakar Rally raid (or should we say next years ) there will be 180 motorcycles, 140 cars, 67 trucks and 32 ATV’s entering the race. Making its start from South Africa (for the third time), the 33rd Dakar Rally officially kicks off on New Year’s Day – tomorrow in Buenos Aires. 2011 edition start will be more difficult and technical with the course going to Victoria, Argentina. KTM’s Cyril Despres is favored in the motorcycle category, after winning the 2010 rally, but he will have to contend with fellow KTM rider Marc Coma and Francisco Lopez Contardo this time. Although the rally isn’t taking place in Africa (as the title would suggest) – the organizers limited the use of GPS – bringing the competition closer to it’s roots.
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