Dakar 2017, guide: Tour, participants and other key


Engine.it opens the doors of Dakar, 2017, for which you will not
miss any detail of the raid more hard of the world. With our ‘Guide of Dakar
you’ll be able to check the parade route, the list of participants, the list of participants
Spanish or the clear favorites to get the victory in Buenos Aires. Also
you’ll be able to see the tv coverage available in Spain and all
content that is generated around the race. The passion of the Dakar has
conquered the drafting of the Engine.it is, and we want to share it with all of you

Route and stages

The 39th edition of the Dakar will be developed in Paraguay, Bolivia
and Argentina
with a distance of nearly 9,000 kilometres, of which almost
4.100 kilómtetros are against the clock
. The rally is divided into a total of 12 stages with
a day of rest right in the middle of competition, something that does not prevent
that is according to Marc Coma Dakar more hard that it has been designed in South america. With
six days at high altitude
, navigation and more critical and more travel
off-piste and dunes, promises to be a Dakar exciting.

Day Stage Output Arrival Links Special Key
2 January Stage 1 Assumption Resistance 415 km 39 km tactical
3 January Stage 2 Resistance S. M. Tucumán 528 km 275 km Dust in air
4 January Stage 3 S. M. Tucumán S. S. de Jujuy 416 km 364 km Crossing rivers
5 January Stage 4 S. S. de Jujuy

Tupiza 105 km 416 km Dunes at altitude
6 January Stage 5 Tupiza Oruro 245 km 447 km Fatigue; Dunes
7 January Stage 6 Oruro Peace 259 km 527 km Dunes
8 January Rest Rest
9 January Stage 7 Peace Flats 300 km 322 km Marathon stage
10 January Stage 8 Flats Jumps 400 km 492 km Dunes; Fords
11 January Stage 9 Jumps Chilecito 571 km 406 km Navigation
12 January Stage 10 Chilecito San Juan 302 km 449 km Passage of Trial
13 January Stage 11 San Juan Rio Cuarto 468 km 290 km Dunes; Tracks WRC
14 January Stage 12 Rio Cuarto Buenos Aires 722 km 64 km Without traps



499 participants will take part in the Dakar rally 2017,
divided into 319 vehicles. In this way, in the raid more hard of the world
give appointment 145 bikes, 37 quads, 79 cars, 8 UTV’s and 50 trucks that they will fight for
the victory in the five categories in which is divided the test. It should be
note that in the category of cars three participants will compete without
co-pilot, these being the brothers Colonel and Sylvion Barros.

Among all these participants appear a total of 38
‘riders’, pilots and co-pilots Spanish
, in an inscription slightly
than they gave in 2016. All in all, the ‘Spanish armada’ has
some of the favorites to win the Dakar in their respective categories. For that
you have all located, it should be noted that there are a total of 15 ‘riders’, 14
in bikes and 1 quad, as well as 23 participants in the categories of cars,
UTV’s and trucks

In a test as unpredictable as the Dakar it is difficult to
speaking of favorites
, but in Engine.it is we have done review by pilots and
computers that have options to lift the ‘Touareg’
in Buenos Aires. In
bikes the fight seems to be between Honda and KTM, while quads can all get
pass. Toyota and Peugeot are the two big giants in the car category,
while in the trucks, the duel between Iveco and Kamaz seem to served.

  • List of participants in Bikes, Quads, Cars, UTV, and Camiones



Teledeporte and Eurosport are the two chains of reference to follow the Dakar 2017 for television, although the presence of Esport 3 in Catalonia and the new bet Red Bull TV via the internet offer more choices to the fans. In the end the offer is very similar, but perfectly complementary.

Teledeporte will a program to 22:00 hours from day 2 to 14 January with the best images from each day. To the front of each program summary will be Marc Martín and Rafa Tibau. With three reporters who will live the Dakar in a direct to zoom in the last hour on the fan, one of the keys of the supply of Teledeporte invited iran parading through the studies of the program.

Eurosport is scheduled to a summary of a half-hour after each day of competition. In charge of narrating these emissions will be Javier Rubio. Although the programming on the sports channel tends to vary, it is estimated that these summaries will start at 23:00h, although in relation to 2016, seems that it has deleted the program ‘flash’ in which he provided the first results and images of the arrival.

The third option reserved for the Catalan public or to the rest of
Spain through its website, are the daily summaries of
Esport 3. In this case
the person responsible for keeping the program is Noel Rodriguez. You will have the support of
Marc Guasch and Pep Vila, two of the missing on this Dakar.
This program will be broadcasted at 21:00, although the programming for the thematic channel tend to move this time.

As the main novelty the offer to follow the Dakar, in
2017 is
Red Bull TV. By becoming a sponsor of KTM, Peugeot, Toyota or Kamaz, the manufacturer of energy drinks you want to offer a great visibility of the Dakar and
for this reason, has prepared a remarkable program with a variety of documentaries and
program daily summary that appears to scheduled for 01:00 hours from the
. In addition to the summary there will be a 10-minute program live from
the bivouac.


Dakar 2017 Engine.is

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  • The UTV also have their space
  • Robby Gordon will not sum to the party
  • X-Raid runs out of the ‘rookie’ Bryce Menzies
  • Martin Prokop, a great ambassador for Ford
  • The Dakar is also written in the feminine
  • KTM, favorite and cursed by the low
  • Nicolas Fuchs, another son of the WRC in Dakar
  • The ‘Black Knight’ promises to give war
  • The epic story of the frenchman Philippe Croizon
  • The KH-7 Epsilon Team is looking for repeat success
  • Sainz: “it Only makes me illusion ganar the Dakar”
  • Copilotamos to Loeb in the Peugeot 3008 DKR
  • The ‘cyclone’ of Zongshen comes to the Dakar
  • Peugeot Sport is 30 years in the Dakar
  • Jordi Arcarons, the man in the front of the Yamaha
  • The five major developments of the Dakar
  • Spataro and Ardusso will drive the Renault Duster
  • HRC loses to Kevin Benavides for injury
  • Coma: “There is restlessness with the restrictions of the GPS”
  • Jatón: “Acciona is at the level of the cars T2”