Dakar scrutineering begins in Lima

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Thursday 4th January, 2018 - 10:51am

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Scrutineering has commenced for the 2018 Dakar Rally pic: Dakar.com

Scrutineering has commenced in Lima, Peru ahead of the 2018 Dakar Rally which starts this weekend.

The task, which is being undertaken at the Las Palmas Air Base, will take three days before competition begins on Saturday January 6 (local time).

The 2018 Dakar Rally takes in Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina through 14 stages across the 15-day journey.

See below for list of stages and route map.

CLICK HERE for Speedcafe.com’s ARMOR ALL Summer Grill Dakar preview.

CLICK HERE for Australian Bike competitor and 2016 Dakar winner Toby Price’s thoughts ahead of this year’s event.

2018 Dakar route

Stage Date Start Finish Bike/Quad distance Car/SxS distance Truck distance
Total Special Total Special Total Special
1 Sat Jan 6 Lima Pisco 273 km 31 km 273 km 31 km 273 km 31 km
2 Sun Jan 7 Pisco Pisco 279 km 267 km 279 km 267 km 279 km 267 km
3 Mon Jan 8 Pisco San Juan de Marcona 504 km 296 km 504 km 296 km 504 km 296 km
4 Tue Jan 9 San Juan de Marcona San Juan de Marcona 444 km 330 km 444 km 330 km 444 km 330 km
5 Wed Jan 10 San Juan de Marcona Arequipa 774 km 266 km 934 km 268 km 934 km 268 km
6 Thu Jan 11 Arequipa La Paz 760 km 313 km 760 km 313 km 760 km 313 km
Rest Fri Jan 12 La Paz
7 Sat Jan 13 La Paz Uyuni 727 km 425 km 727 km 425 km 671 km 369 km
8 Sun Jan 14 Uyuni Tupiza 585 km 498 km 585 km 498 km 561 km 381 km
9 Mon Jan 15 Tupiza Salta 755 km 242 km 755 km 242 km 755 km 242 km
10 Tue Jan 16 Salta Belén 797 km 373 km 797 km 373 km 797 km 373 km
11 Wed Jan 17 Belén Fiambalá/ Chilecito 485 km 280 km 747 km 280 km 747 km 280 km
12 Thu Jan 18 Fiambalá Chilecito/ San Juan 723 km 375 km 793 km 523 km 793 km 523 km
13 Fri Jan 19 San Juan Córdoba 907 km 424 km 929 km 369 km 929 km 369 km
14 Sat Jan 20 Córdoba Córdoba 286 km 120 km 286 km 120 km 286 km 120 km

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