Dakar 2015 will be, once again, an „all inclusive“ dirt race, with 9.000 km of dust through three countries: Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.
The marathon stages of Dakar 2015 will be split over two days and the riders will sleep in an isolated bivouac. Their team is not allowed to get close to the bike, so every rider should be able to fix its motorcycle by himself it needed.
As for the routes particularities, 35% of the total kilometers will be in the form of special stages. There will be a rest day at the half of the rally in Iquique, Chile.
The start will take place on January 4th from Buenos Aires and the first day will cover 838 km (175 of special stage) up to Villa Carols Paz.
Dakar 2015 will reunite 68 motorcyclists. Marc Coma is this year’s favorite rider, alongside his teammate Ruben Faria. And that’s especially due to Cyril Despres’ absence. The French rider switched to four wheels category this time. Another important competitors are Joan Barreda (Honda) and Olivier Pain (Yamaha).
Dakar 2015 Route:
Stage 1 – January 4th – Buenos Aires to Villa Carlos Paz – 838km total – 175km special
Stage 2 – January 5th – Villa Carlos Paz to San Juan – 625km total – 518km special
Stage 3 – January 6th – San Juan to Chilecito 657km total – 220km special
Stage 4 – January 7th – Chilecito to Copiapó 909km total – 315km special
Stage 5 – January 8th – Copiapó to Antofagasta 697km total – 458km special
Stage 6 – January 9th – Antofagasta to Iquique 688km total – 319km special
Rest day – January 10th -Iquique
Stage 7 – January 11th – Iquique to Uyuni (*) 717km total – 321km special
Stage 8 – January 12th – Uyuni to Iquique 805km total – 781km special
Stage 9 – January 13th – Iquique to Calama 539km total – 451km special
Stage 10 – January 14th – Calama to Salta (*) 891km total – 371km special
Stage 11 – January 15th – Salta to Termas Río Hondo 512km total – 351km special
Stage 12 – January 16th – Termas Río Hondo to Rosario 1024km total – 298km special
Stage 13 – January 17th – Rosario to Buenos Aires 393km total – 174km special