The Dakar Series has become the way to go in preparing for the Dakar.
This year, the Desafío Ruta 40 and Desafío Guaraní will once again be the scene of some world-class competition between the top South American racers.
Determined and focused on their objectives, the Dakar competitors also standout by their ability to regroup towards their next challenges. After the joys or disappointments of the 2015 edition, it is now time to prepare for the next challenge, which for many involves a confrontation on intermediate events, beginning with the two rounds of the Dakar Series that will be part of the program during 2015.
Desafío Ruta 40
First up will be Argentina with the Desafío Ruta 40 in May where the protagonists of next year’s Dakar will be in action. A few weeks later, the second edition of the Desafío Guaraní will be held in Paraguay with significantly different terrain that will offer the variety that is so characteristic of the Dakar.
The titles up for grabs in the bike, quad and car categories are now proper goals that the big names in the sport thrive to achieve. Making matters even more interesting is the combined classification of the two events, in which a trophy will be rewarded to the Dakar Series champions, as well as a free entry for the 2016 Dakar.
Those competitors who have never participated in the Dakar will also enter a race within the race on the Desafío Ruta 40 and the Desafío Guaraní: the Dakar Challenge will offer a spot in the Dakar to the fastest among these newcomers who want to take part in the biggest rally-raid in the world.
The 2015 Dakar Series calendar:
- Desafío Ruta 40 (Argentina): 18 - 24 May
- Desafío Guaraní (Paraguay): 6 - 12 July