Last year the Dakar was suspended because of the political situation and some menaces.
This year has been a succees in Argentina-Chile.
Started in Buenos Aires the went to Patagonia, back to the nort till Mendozam then they crossed Los Andes mountains to come to Valparaíso, the first chilean port. After a day resting they cntinue to the north, till La Seren and the 2 days in the Atacama desert, to go back to Argentina.
The drivers, motorbike, cars and trucks said that was wonderful, but much dificult than in Africa,
We hope to have again the Dakar in 2010.
Here some pictures
The truck were a great attractive
The chilean policemen were also fans
Our motorbike Francisco López
The president Michelle Bachelet visited the bivouac in Valparaiso
The Sainz accident ... what a bad luck