The Dakar Rally: Why The Classic edition should be on every motoring enthuasist's bucket list

The Dakar Classic is writing itself into our ever-growing bucket lists – and perhaps becoming a thrilling resolution for petrolheads to participate in the following year.
Paris Dakar Rally, 1986.

The Dakar Rally began as another race entirely. When driver and founder Thierry Sabine got lost in the Libyan desert in 1977, he was actually taking part in the Abidjan-Nice Rally. But on his return to his native France, Sabine proceeded to draw up his own route: one that started in Paris, continued to Algiers, Agadez, and finally ending in Dakar—and so the most iconic rally in the world was born.


January 2023


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