Before the torture through the peruvian sandbox, "monsieur dakar" stephane peterhansel took a trip to machu picchu.
Sitting on the dry stone walls, the french record winner of the grueling off-road adventure enjoyed the impressive panoramic view over the world-famous inca city. To peterhansel, last year’s winner carlos sainz, challenger sebastien loeb& co. Waits for the start of the 41. The second edition of the rally dakar on sunday in peru’s capital lima an obscure challenge. "You have to find the right passages in the midst of this sea of dunes, these mountains of dunes," peterhansel proclaimed.
The odyssey, which has been reduced to around 5,000 kilometers and only ten stages, has a total of five stages until the finale in lima on 17 june. January the ride readers asked. 70 percent of the dangerous horsepower chase, held for the first time in only one country, the pilots drove through sand. "I like the dunes," said nine-time world rally champion loeb. "The key to winning on this type of surface is not getting stuck in the sand."