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Dakar Rally: A 5,200-km motorsport race on Peruvian sand

Updated : January 26, 2019 04:11 PM IST

This year’s Dakar Rally was reduced to a 10-stage race on Peruvian sand, almost 5,200 kilometers, starting and finishing in the capital city of Lima. Nasser Al-Attiyah won his third Dakar crown while Toby Price won his second motorbike title.

Husqvarna motorbike rider Jan Brabec, of Czech Republic, left, and KTM rider Cesar Pardo, of Peru, fall on the sand dunes during stage nine of the Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Husqvarna motorbike rider Jan Brabec, of Czech Republic, left, and KTM rider Cesar Pardo, of Peru, fall on the sand dunes during stage nine of the Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Pablo Quintanilla of Chile blows the sand from his googles during a stop to refuel during the stage nine of the Dakar Rally. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Pablo Quintanilla of Chile blows the sand from his googles during a stop to refuel during the stage nine of the Dakar Rally. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
KTM motorbike rider Laia Sanz of Spain, left, talks to Husqvarna rider Maurizio Gerini of Italy during a refueling stop. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
KTM motorbike rider Laia Sanz of Spain, left, talks to Husqvarna rider Maurizio Gerini of Italy during a refueling stop. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Pablo Quintanilla of Chile, Xavier De Soultrait of France, Adrien Van Beveren of France and Luciano Benavides of Argentina ride their motorbikes. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Pablo Quintanilla of Chile, Xavier De Soultrait of France, Adrien Van Beveren of France and Luciano Benavides of Argentina ride their motorbikes. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Competitors ride their motorbike across the dunes. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Competitors ride their motorbike across the dunes. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Mini driver Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver David Castera, both of France, work on their vehicle after an accident. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso, Pool)
Mini driver Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver David Castera, both of France, work on their vehicle after an accident. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso, Pool)
Jan Brabec of Czech Republic falls during the stage nine of the Dakar Rally. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Jan Brabec of Czech Republic falls during the stage nine of the Dakar Rally. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Driver Sebastien Loeb, of France, and co-driver Daniel Elena, of Monaco, race their Peugeot. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Driver Sebastien Loeb, of France, and co-driver Daniel Elena, of Monaco, race their Peugeot. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Driver Sebastien Loeb, of France, and co-driver Daniel Elena, of Monaco, race their Peugeot. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Driver Sebastien Loeb, of France, and co-driver Daniel Elena, of Monaco, race their Peugeot. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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