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Dakar Rally 2017 Paraguay-Bolivia-Argentina

Organizers have finalized the host countries and route for Dakar Rally 2017, with Paraguay joining the ranks of host countries for the first time since the rally was relocated to South America in 2009. Together with Argentina and Bolivia, the event will be hosted by three nations in 2017.

The race is scheduled start off on January 2, 2017 from Asunción, the capital of Paraguay, and take contestants south toward the Argentinian border. Once in Argentina, the route will head north for Bolivian border. In Bolivia, the race will keep the teams at altitudes of no lower than 3,500 meters as they race north for La Paz, the country's capital, where they will take a day of rest on January 8.

At the beginning of the second half of the race, contestants will head south at 4,000-plus-meter altitudes along the eastern side of the Andes and skirt the Uyuni salt flats before re-entering Argentina. The Fiambalá desert in the western part of Argentina promises to be the highlight of the event.

Finally, after 13 torturous days of racing, contestants will finish in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 14, where they are expected to be cheered on by massive crowds at the winners’ ceremony.

Spanning a total distance of over 8,000 kilometers and featuring four stages in the highlands of Bolivia, this Dakar Rally once again promises to be the world's most grueling race.

 

● Dakar Rally 2017 - Outline
Country: Paraguay-Bolivia-Argentina
Special stage for the truck category: 3,910km
Connection for the truck category: 4,871km
Total distance for the truck category: 8,781km
Date: January 1st, 2017. Start Ceremony (Asuncion, Paraguay)
January 2nd, 2017. Stage 1 (Asuncion, Paraguay)
January 8th, 2017. Rest day (La Paz, Bolivia)
January 14th, 2017. Stage 12 and Finish Ceremony (Buenos Aires, Argenitna)

 

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Date Stage Start FinishDistance (km), Truck Category
Special Stage Connection Total
January 1, Sunday Start Ceremony Asuncion, Paraguay
-
-
-
-
January 2, Monday Stage 1 Asuncion, Paraguay Resistencia, Argentina
39
415
454
January 3, Tuesday Stage 2 Resistencia Tucuman
284
528
812
January 4, Wednesday Stage 3 Tucuman Jujuy
199
558
757
January 5, Thursday Stage 4 Jujuy Tupiza, Bolivia
416
105
521
January 6, Friday Stage 5 Tupiza Oruro
438
245
683
January 7, Saturday Stage 6 Oruro La Paz
513
259
772
January 8, Sunday Rest Day La Paz
-
-
-
January 9, Monday Stage 7 La Paz Uyuni
322
300
622
January 10, Tuesday Stage 8 Uyuni Salta, Argentina
492
400
892
January 11, Wednesday Stage 9 Salta Chilecito
406
571
977
January 12, Thursday Stage 10 Chilecito San Juan
449
302
751
January 13, Friday Stage 11 San Juan Rio Cuarto
288
466
754
January 14, Saturday Stage 12 and Finish Ceremony Rio Cuarto Buenos Aires
64
722
786
Total
3,910
4,871
8,781