All bets are off regarding who will emerge victorious from among the 431 vehicles (174 motorcycles, 40 quads, 147 cars and 70 trucks) cleared to start the first stage tomorrow morning.
Cyril Despres is still the man to beat in the motorcycle category.
Selected quotes from the Dakar organizers after the fifth stage of the rally endurance event.
Following Marc Coma’s withdrawal from the Dakar 2013, Cyril Despres’ chances of winning the title a fifth time have certainly improved… but the competition for the French rider could be even stronger.
Honda Team HRC announces it will be sending three bikers to the upcoming desert classic.
Honda steps into the fray as an official motorcycle manufacturer to take the fight to KTM
Dakar ASO press release
Mikko Jalonen, Dakar correspondent