Chile and Peru called the gates of the Dakar 2018


it Is evident that the Dakar 2017 has not been the most successful in terms of travel. The increase in the hardness of the rally raised by Marc Coma came face to face with the capricious climate of Bolivia, forcing the organization to reduce or cancel various stages. In this aspect, ASO you’re looking for alternatives to design the course of the next editions the raid more hard of the world and two countries have already claimed their place in the rally, both unofficially as a more formal way. Without a doubt, Chile and Peru want to form part of the Dakar.

During the stages the focus of the last edition of the rally, already rang with the force of a principle agreement between the government of Peru and the organisers of the Dakar so that the race would return to tread the soil of the country without having to pay the high fee that this implies. In this aspect, the conversations have gone a step further with the sending of a letter by Fernando Zavala, president of the Council of Ministers of Peru, the Director of the Dakar, which calls to Etienne Lavigne hold a meeting to lay the groundwork for this new agreement.

For his part, the government of Chile has also moved in similar terms, with the Sports Minister of the country holding its first meeting with the organisers of the Dakar. In this aspect, Pablo Squella has confirmed that there is a firm purpose of returning the test to the chilean soil and have the benefits of the Atacama desert. In this aspect, the presence of Chile and Peru would allow the race to change the essence of the last few years, leaving behind the high mileage at high altitude and give priority to regions in which the desert and the dunes will be the protagonists.