The Paris-Dakar Rally: believed to be the toughest endurance challenge the motorsport world has to offer. Attempted only by an elite few, the 14-day slog traditionally began on New Year’s Day in the French capital, finishing in the Senegalese city of Dakar. Along the way, scores of competitors in cars, pick-ups, bikes, trucks, were joined by quad riders and buggy pilots, tackling up to 800 excruciating kilometres per day. Traversing some of North Africa’s most arduous terrain, the ultimate off-road test came in navigating deadly seas of ‘fesh-fesh’, ascending mile-high dunes, plugging through knee-deep mud, dodging rocks, and blasting across miles of celestial erg. To be crowned King of the Sahara was no mean feat.
How the McRae Enduro took on the Dakar and survived
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