A story of two adventures. The Dakar Rally and our own
adventure. We are getting ready to leave. More about our day,
later. Here is what the competitors will go through today; Most of
the journey will have been made the day before, but the road
section to the starting line of the first special stage is still
long. Once the competitors have got down to the nitty-gritty, their
engines will start to heat up along a very quick portion. They will
need to be more and more technically proficient on a route that
then becomes mountainous. In order to limit the amount of
overtaking on narrow tracks, a special route has been drawn up for
bikes and quads in the middle of the stage.