Dakar Rally will return to Africa
- 27th March 2008, 11:23am
In a break with tradition, Argentina and Chile will host the 2009 Dakar Rally after the cancellation of the 2008 edition due to security concerns after four French tourists were murdered in Mauritania a month before it was set to start.
"The Dakar will return to Africa, obviously," Patrice Clerc, president of the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) which runs the Dakar Rally, told a press conference here.
"I can't tell you when it will return, but the rally has its roots in Africa," Clerc added.Join RallySport Magazine's 2008 RALLY NEW ZEALAND TOUR - the affordable price includes accommodation, breakfasts, the rally tour AND the chance to meet Aussie WRC star CHRIS ATKINSON. Click here for full tour details.
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