Dakar cancelled

I read to day that the Dakar Rally was canceled due to threats of terror attacks. It really is a shame that this had to happen as I really look forward to seeing those huge tracks racing through the Sahara Desert and it really seems the local people enjoy watching them come through. Apparently, it is also provides a good economic boast for the people in the areas the rally goes through.

2 Comments

  1. ecorrado.us » Dakar Rally to move to Chile? said,

    January 17, 2008 at 12:01:17

    […] After this years unfortunate cancellation of the Dakar Rally, the Chilean government is supporting an effort to move the rally from Africa to Chile. While the idea of the Dakar rally moving out of Africa is not something on the surface that makes sense, it might be necessary for the race to continue. According to the article, if the race moved to Chile, it may also go through parts of Brazil and Argentina. Apparently, Chile already hosts a successful local rally, the Patagonia Atacama, that appears to have the same types of vehicles as the Dakar rally. […]

  2. blog.ecorrado.us » 2009 Dakar Rally to be held in South America said,

    February 17, 2008 at 09:02:21

    […] and racing parts should be great, and it should be safer as far as terrorism, which forced the cancellation of the 2008 edition, is […]