Idea #677 – Replaying the arrival of Paris Dakar Rallye at Lac Rose in Senegal
The Paris-Dakar Rallye is a rally-raid, which was created by Thierry Sabine and which was launched for the first time in December 1978. Since then it has been fighting each year between the end of December and the middle of January. The itinerary has varied from one year to another: for a few years, it runs on Paris-Algiers-Dakar, participants departing by boat from Sète to arrive in Algiers and then cross the Algerian Sahara. Over the years, the rally developed: 603 vehicles lined up on the starting line in 1988; 3000 people are welcomed every day on the bivouac in 2015.
The Rally Dakar 1986 is mourned by the death of Thierry Sabine, accompanied by the singer Daniel Balavoine, following a helicopter accident. For security reasons related to the prevailing dangers in Mauritania, the 2008 edition of the Dakar is canceled, and the rally definitely moved to Latin America. In the original race, the Lac Rose, near Dakar, was the final step. Winner in the auto category from the first edition, the Range Rover was part of the history of the Rally until the 2000s. Hard to say how much from Range have participated, with varying degrees of success, and even less to quantify the incredible number of versions and adaptations of the vehicle. The Range Rover V8, which will reach 280 horsepower in modified versions, remains the car of the historic rally. We relived the arrival, on board this legendary vehicle, on the heights of Lac Rose.
Where is it ?
Lac Rose Desert, Sénégal