The engines already roar in the first stage of the Dakar
From 4:20 in the morning, a total of 431 vehicles, including motorcycles, quads, cars and trucks began from the Rosario city to San Luis the sixth edition of the Dakar Rally in South America, that this time will take place in Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil.
In motorcycles, the first boot was Frenchman Cyril Despres, Spanish Marc Coma, Joan Bort Barrera and Jordi Viladoms and Chilean Francisco Lopez Contardo.
In quads, Marcos Patronelli was the first and in cars, from 6.22 out Stephane Peterhansel (Mini), Nasser Al- Attiyah (Mini), Giniel de Villiers (Toyota) and Carlos Sainz (Buggy SMG).
About 12:50, the Spanish Joan Barreda and Marc Coma were the first to arrive at Villa De Merlo. There refueled and continued the race. The winner was Joan Barreda Bort in this first stage.