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Dakar Rally 2018 kicks off today, 40th year overall.

14 stages and nearly 9,000km on some of the world’s most hostile motorsport terrain in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.

The 2018 Dakar Rally roars into life on January 6 with teams taking on 14 stages and nearly 9,000km on some of the world’s most hostile motorsport terrain in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.

The 40th edition of the iconic rally raid race sees competitors in the car, bike, truck and quad categories push themselves and their vehicles to the limit.

Stars including 13-time champion Stéphane Peterhansel, WRC king Sébastien Loeb as well as history makers Sam Sunderland and Toby Price will all be battling it out for the most prestigious off-road rally title on the planet.

 


 

STAGES
SS = Special Stage, C = Car, B = Bike, T = Truck, Q = Quad

06/01/18 – Stage 1 / Lima – Pisco: 272 km (SS: 31 km)

07/01/18 – Stage 2 / Pisco – Pisco: 278 km (SS: 267 km)

08/01/18 – Stage 3 / Pisco – San Juan de Marcona: (C,T), 502 km (SS: 295 km) / (B,Q), 501 km (SS: 295 km)

09/01/18 – Stage 4 / San Juan de Marcona – San Juan de Marcona: 444 km (SS: 330 km)

10/01/18 – Stage 5 / San Juan de Marcona – Arequipa: (B,Q), 770 km (SS: 264 km) / (C,T), 932 km (SS: 267 km)

11/01/18 – Stage 6 / Arequipa – La Paz: 758 km (SS: 313 km)

12/01/18 – Day off in La Paz

13/01/18 – Stage 7 / La Paz – Uyuni: 726 km (SS: 425 km) / (T), 669 km (SS: 368 km)

14/01/18 – Stage 8 / Uyuni – Tupiza: 584 km (SS: 498 km) / (T), 558 km (SS: 380 km)

15/01/18 – Stage 9 / Tupiza – Salta: 754 km (SS: 242km)

16/01/18 – Stage 10 / Salta – Belén: 795 km (SS: 372 km)

17/01/18 – Stage 11 / Belén – Chilecito: (B,Q), 484 km (SS: 280 km) / (C,T), 746 km (SS: 280 km)

18/01/18 – Stage 12 / Chilecito – San Juan: (B,Q), 722 km (SS: 375 km) / (C,T), 791 km (SS: 522 km)

19/01/18 – Stage 13 / San Juan – Córdoba: (B,Q), 904 km (SS, 423 km) / (C,T), 927 km (SS: 368 km)

20/01/18 – Stage 14 / Córdoba – Córdoba: 284 km (SS: 119 km)

RED BULL DESERT WINGS SQUAD

Bike
1. Sam Sunderland (GBR) – Red Bull KTM Factory Team
2. Matthias Walkner (AUT) – Red Bull KTM Factory Team
8. Toby Price (AUS) – Red Bull KTM Factory Team
9. Stefan Svitko (SVK) – Slovnaft Rally Team
15. Laia Sanz (ESP) – KTM Factory Racing Team
19. Antoine Meo (FRA) – Red Bull KTM Factory Team
33. Daniel Jager Nosiglia (BOL) – Husqvarna
49. Santosh Shivashankar Chunchunguppe (IND) – Hero Motorsports Rally Team
55. Walter Jager Nosiglia (BOL) – Husqvarna

Car
300. Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) – Team Peugeot Total
301. Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA
303. Carlos Sainz (ESP) – Team Peugeot Total
304. Giniel De villiers (RSA) – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA
306. Sébastien Loeb (FRA) – Team Peugeot Total
308. Cyril Despres (FRA) – Team Peugeot Total
310. Bryce Menzies (USA) – X-Raid Team
312. Jakub Przygonski (POL) – X-Raid Team

Quad
241. Ignacio Casale (CHL) – Casale Racing

Truck
500. Eduard Nikolaev (RUS) – Kamaz-Master
502. Dmitry Sotnikov (RUS) – Kamaz-Master
507. Airat Mardeev (RUS) – Kamaz-Master
515. Anton Shibalov (RUS) – Kamaz-Master

 


 

 

 

 

 

Post photo: Courtesy of Red Bull Media House

 

Cyril Despres (FRA) of Team Peugeot Total tests prior Rally Dakar 2018 in Lima, Peru on January 4, 2018

 


 

– Daily highlights and behind the scenes content on Red Bull TV HERE.

 


 

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