I know, everybody is dream of "The Dakar", but will your dream really come true when you spend beyond $ 200.000,- to race as an amateur in South America???
I guess not!
There is an alternative though: The Africa Eco Race (www.africarace.com)
It was created by Hubert Auriol and I had the opportunity to drive the last, the 2012 edition, in Raid Class, following the Porsche 911 Safari of Dr. Erik Brandenburg.
Check it out and maybe you´ll understand what I mean when I say that the real adventure and race is in Africa, has always been and will always be.
As Hubert Auriol put it over a glass of Pastis in early January 2012, "Here in Africa it does´t matter who you are outside the rally, here it´s all about you, your team and Africa!"