DAKAR 2010: ASO unveils information about route

MultiScaleRacer

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Dakar 2010: ASO unveiled informations about 2010 route.

The organisers unveiled Wednesday morning the stage cities of the 2010 Dakar that will be welcomed for the second consecutive year by Argentina and by Chile. The two countries have decided to start the year of the festivities of the bicentennial of their independence with the Dakar that will precisely take off from Buenos Aires on the 1st of January for an 8600km journey (around 5200kms of specials).

The 2010 course, designed in an anti clockwise loop, will rapidly set to the north: the first act will value the competitors more suited to hard soil. After crossing the Andes, the stay of the rally in Chile will be mainly focused on a wide discovery of the Atacama Desert, with five sand stages, almost no liaisons and a journey all the way to the city of Iquique. The return trip towards the Argentinean capital will allow appreciating the diversity of mountains and territories of the continent: in this third act, the terrains offered will finish off testing the resistance of the competitors and the vehicles.

On this ideal theatre for an eventful confrontation, the new regulations set up will contribute in putting talent forward. In the car race, the augmentation of the air intake flage for the petrol vehicles will normally give the best amateurs the means to compete with the diesel technology that has had better results these last few years. On two wheels the measure was expected by many for a long time, indeed only bikes with engines of under 450cc will be accepted on the race for 2011. For 2010, an adjustment is kept for the amateurs owning 660cc allowing them to compete with a bridle. The professionals will compete on 450cc as soon as the next Dakar.

The registration period and selection of dossiers, started last 15th of May, will carry on until the end of the month of July. The teams of the Dakar have wished to maintain the tariffs at the same level as for the 2009 and 2008, despite the maritime liaisons that are financially a lot heavier for the organisation.

2009/06/03 | 18:54 CET | Editor: MR/HS/E. Poucan
 

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Ferrari333SP

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"the augmentation of the air intake flage for the petrol vehicles will normally give the best amateurs the means to compete with the diesel technology that has had better results these last few years."

Does this translate as in gasoline vehicles will get a better restrictor than last year?
 

bufeo

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This from the ASO web site:

Autos: A helping hand for the "petrols"

The vehicles propelled by a turbo diesel engine have taken an advantage over their rivals, and have notably built an important gap on most of the amateur crews that take on the rally. In order to reduce this margin and allow the most competitive of the lot to be part of the battle in front, the crews that have an atmospheric petrol engine (over 2 air valve/cylinder) will be authorised to increase the size of the air intake restrictor, from 32mm to 34mm.
The regulation for the turbo diesel engines remains unchanged. The professional teams registered or supported by a manufacturer will be submitted to the current T1 regulation (art 6P3).

Allen R
 

DSRacing

Mini Metal MOD
It's good to see the ASO increase in the size of the restrictor, but will that extra 2mm even make a noticable difference in RG's N/A engine? I could see maybe a 10mm increase being helpful but 2mm doesn't seem to be anything that would cut into the advantage the turbodiesels currently have.
 

mexgamer

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They should race the Dakar Rally in Mexico and/or in the US.
It could start in Los Cabos, all the way up to Mexicali, then it could enter the US to Arizona, then to Nevada, Utah and then back to Mexico, Sonora then Sinaloa south to Nayarit and then it could finish in Guadalajara Jalisco. Or something like that. It would be very interesting; I remember the 2007 Baja 500 when the race touaregs came, they werent lucky, the cars suffered a lot. Then in the 2008 Baja 1000 the Race Touareg 3 (Trophy Truck) didnt do so good... in 500 miles the Touaregs suffered what they didnt suffered in the whole Dakar rally.... jajaja, only Baja can do that. :cool:
Robby Gordon would be very happy to race here, i bet he would win. (if he doesnt cheat)
 

crazyeye

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They should race the Dakar Rally in Mexico and/or in the US.
It could start in Los Cabos, all the way up to Mexicali, then it could enter the US to Arizona, then to Nevada, Utah and then back to Mexico, Sonora then Sinaloa south to Nayarit and then it could finish in Guadalajara Jalisco. Or something like that. It would be very interesting; I remember the 2007 Baja 500 when the race touaregs came, they werent lucky, the cars suffered a lot. Then in the 2008 Baja 1000 the Race Touareg 3 (Trophy Truck) didnt do so good... in 500 miles the Touaregs suffered what they didnt suffered in the whole Dakar rally.... jajaja, only Baja can do that. :cool:
Robby Gordon would be very happy to race here, i bet he would win. (if he doesnt cheat)
Dakar would never be ran in the states to many tree huggers, But it would be sweet if it was.
 
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