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31 Dec 2018 | 11:52 PM UTC

Peru: Dakar Rally to be held January 6-17

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Dakar Rally road race to be held in Peru on January 6-17; anticipate transportation disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/17/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/17/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Lima). COUNTRY/REGION Peru


The 2019 Dakar Rally road race will be held in Peru from Sunday, January 6, to Thursday, January 17:

  • January 6: Opening ceremony in Lima
  • January 7: From Lima to Pisco
  • January 8: From Pisco to San Juan de Marcona
  • January 9: From San Juan de Marcona to Arequipa
  • January 10: From Arequipa to Moquegua
  • January 11: From Moquegua to Arequipa
  • January 13: From Arequipa to San Juan de Marcona
  • January 14: Around San Juan de Marcona
  • January 15: San Juan de Marcona to Pisco
  • January 16: Around Pisco
  • January 17: From Pisco to Lima

Localized transportation delays, including road closures, are to be anticipated during the event. For more details on the Dakar Rally's course, visit the event's official website


The Dakar Rally is an annual motorbike race with a nearly 5000 km (3000 mi) course held over ten stages.


Individuals in Peru are advised to anticipate crowds and transportation disruptions along the rally route.


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