A Youtube teaser video shows competitors getting ready for
the 2011 Dakar, which starts on New Years Day in South America.
Nearly 5,000 competitors are getting set to take off on the
world’s toughest rally, which runs for 9,000 km through Argentina and Chile, to
the Bolivian and Peru borders, then back towards Buenos Aires.
The 2011 Dakar will be run with motorcycle engines smaller
than 450 cc and manufacturers have met the new, smaller-engine rules with
motorcycles geared for the competition.
KTM will again contest the rally with Cyril Despres and Marc
Coma, who have combined to win the last five Dakars, and other manufacturers in
the rally are Aprilia, BMW, Yamaha, Sherco, Honda, and Beta.