Dakar 2017: Scrutineering, shakedown and final testing


The caravan of the Dakar is already in full swing and has not yet started the competition. The bivouac of the city of Asunción (Paraguay), is a hotbed of nerves, and of pilots, co-pilots and crews who want to profile down to the last detail so that nothing fails in the face of twelve demanding stages that lie ahead on your way to Buenos Aires. Days prior to the start of the rally, in which also there is that to comply with all the administrative checks and techniques required by the race organizer to be able to take the output of this 39th edition of the Dakar.

One checks that in most of the cases are a mere formality, but once they give more of a scare to any of the participants, as on this occasion, it has happened to Nicolas Cardona that he had forgotten to include in their bag, the beacon signaling. A small oversight that demonstrates that even the pilots more prepared and who are willing to fight against the adversities of the Dakar may have a slight fault. Anecdote, in any case, a day that serves to the latest tests with the bikes, quads, cars, utv’s and trucks.

In fact, it is almost a tradition to watch as the teams with the most
strong used this day prior to the start of the Dakar to make
small shakedown with which to check that everything works well in your vehicle or
. So we were able to see it in action to Nasser Al-Attiyah, Giniel de Villiers or
Nani Roma with the Toyota Hilux V8, Mikko Hirvonen in his mighty
Mini JCW WRC or men’s Peugeot Sport to work extensively with the Peugeot 3008 DKR
that premiered in this Dakar. In the same way, the bike riders and the rest
categories have also been able to perform this little test.