The symbolic start of the Dakar 2014 in Rosario
Rosario is a holiday that has everything ready for the start of the 2014 Dakar Rally, which this time will have 9000 kilometers between Argentina , Bolivia and Chile.
The symbolic start takes place in front of the Monument of the Flag, where the main platform was mounted and where 439 vehicles will parade as part of the competition.
The Dakar will start at 4:30 on Sunday en route to Córdoba and San Luis, and will pass through the provinces of Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca, Tucumán, Salta, where there will be 11 day of rest , and Jujuy. Then competitors will follow to Bolivia and Chile. It will end on January 18 in Valparaiso.
Some statements of the pilots
Lucio Alvarez (Ford Ranger), “I do not understand why Argentina Ford did not support the race. We run this project with an armed ranger in South Africa, with support from Detroit,” he complained. He noted, “Argentina is better known in the automotive environment by Meyer [ Minister of Tourism ], who at the time were encouraged to bring the Dakar and this is a success.”
Meanwhile, Spanish Marc Coma explained, ” I think this year I will have the most open race in the history of motorcycles. In our case we will have an injection system that vary in height.”
Toyota’s Giniel De Villiers said, “We are with great expectations. We have a much more advanced machine and we will surely fight,” said the South African.