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2010 Dakar Rally Preview

It’s 2010.   Well, not quite yet, but it’s already time to get the new season of motorsport underway with the 2010 running of the Dakar Rally on Jan. 2.   But don’t let the name deceive you, the 2010 event (the 31st running of epic rally) will not take place in Africa, but in the South American countries of Argentina and Chile, after the event moved there last year in the wake of terrorist threats on the rally’s traditional Saharan route.   Despite the different setting (and what you would think of as a pretty anti-social timetable), nearly 400 cars, bikes, quads, and trucks are entered in a field that mixes world famous names and manufacturers with amateurs who enter the Dakar simply for the challenge.   And what a challenge. ...

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