The more than 500 participants who will race the Dakar 2019 in Peru from January 7 to 17 began arriving today in Lima to make final preparations for the rally, considered the toughest in the world.
“The Qatari pilot Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota), double champion of the Dakar in 2011 and 2015, and one of the main favorites to get on the final podium in the cars category, is already in Lima”, Mundo Deportivo informed.
Other outstanding pilots of this race, such as the Spanish Isidre Esteve, is also already in Peruvian territory. For this racer, this is his 15th Dakar Rally, after an accident in 2007 left him paraplegic.
“The Spanish motorcycle rider Laia Sanz, will return to the competition after spending the last months recovering from the Q fever that he apparently contracted in Peruvian lands when she came to run the Inca Challenge in September”, the aforementioned media explained.