The year RG brings the (re-badged) Hummer back
Would be cool if in the future there could be some "Dakar Premium" feature you could pay for, where you could get live video feeds from any of the helicopters on the course throughout the day. I hate only getting like 30 seconds of seeing any top vehicle racing through the dunes; or having a 4-5 stage summed up in just 5 minutes. For a two week event I'd easily pay $50 for this feature
I dont agree with you. Nothing to do with regime, all to do with security rules and regulations. We are not allowed to pass near oil facilities and refineries and if we do and are caught then we use the "get out of jail" letter from organizers. Same with Saudi.Over here we get desert racing shots live from the air near much larger more secretive facilities than anything over there. In fact the weapons systems the Saudis are using have likely been developed in a couple of these places. That said I don’t see opening up for aerial live streams. While what I’ve read from all the competitors is that the locals and host were bend over backwards friendly it’s still a very repressive authoritarian state. They are using this and other means to butter us up as they are now trying to sell tourism. I’m with Klaus on this one.
I dont agree with you. Nothing to do with regime, all to do with security rules and regulations. We are not allowed to pass near oil facilities and refineries and if we do and are caught then we use the "get out of jail" letter from organizers. Same with Saudi.
I bet a country like Jordan would be very welcoming to having the Dakar there as well
Anyone catch Alexander Rossi's comments this weekend? He is putting together a multi-year Dakar effort. He was watching Alonso closely and wants to jump in as well. Looks like the desert bug got him BAD.