2008 Dakar Rally

2008 Dakar Rally2008 Lisboa – Dakar Rally

Motorbikes, cars, and trucks on one side; African villages, forests, and Sahara desert on the other. What seems a shocking contrast is actually a step towards the future. Dakar is an inspiration that brought the two worlds together and enabled them to build a special relationship. It speaks not only of sports, but also of purpose; this taste for adventure, and for a little-known continent, gave rise to a unique machine that provokes human emotion.

The 28-year old relationship between Dakar and Africa has now matured. It has blossomed from a friendship into an alliance between two adults who have decided to share in the work as well as the celebration.

Africa is immense and profoundly diverse. Dakar has been exploring it at its pace since 1979, writing history with each country it crosses.The rally’s heritage is a series of solid anchor points that link together to build the event, and the city of Dakar – a major African capital and the final goal for most rallies – is a natural symbol.

20th January 2008
Finish in Dakar – Prize Giving night ceremony

13th January 2008
Rest day in Nouakchott

5th-19th January 2008
Crossing of Portugal, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal

5th January 2008
Start podium in Lisbon, then 1st special stage

4th January 2008
Race and assistance briefings

2nd, 3rd and 4th January 2008
Administrative checks and technical scrutineering in Lisbon, for all competitors and assistances

Dakar 2008 map

DATE START FINISH CONNECTION SPECIAL CONNECTION TOTAL
05/01/08 Lisboa Portimao 104 km 120 km 262 km 486 km
06/01/08 Portimao Malaga 15 km 60 km 460 km 535 km
07/01/08 Nador Er Rachidia 182 km 372 km 163 km 717 km
08/01/08 Er Rachidia Ouarzazate 29 km 356 km 199 km 584 km
09/01/08 Ouarzazate Guelmim 188 km 498 km 148 km 834 km
10/01/08 Guelmim Smara 66 km 454 km 105 km 625 km
11/01/08 Smara Atar 198 km 619 km 12 km 829 km
12/01/08 Atar Nouakchott 44 km 450 km 37 km 531 km
13/01/08 Rest Day
14/01/08 Nouakchott Nouhadibou 37 km 525 km 86 km 648 km
15/01/08 Nouhadibou Atar 111 km 552 km 22 km 685 km
16/01/08 Atar Tidjikja 35 km 524 km 133 km 692 km
17/01/08 Tidjikja Kiffa 131 km 398 km 2 km 531 km
18/01/08 Kiffa Kiffa 25 km 484 km 6 km 515 km
19/01/08 Kiffa Saint-Louis 326 km 301 km 130 km 757 km
20/01/08 Saint-Louis Dakar 239 km 23 km 42 km 304 km
TOTAL 1 730 km 5 736 km 1 807 km 9 273 km

HISTORY

NUMBER OF VICTORIES BY BRAND
1. KAMAZ: 7 (96-00-02-03-04-05-06)
2. TATRA: 6 (88-94-95-98-99-01)
3. MERCEDES: 5 (82-83-84-85-86)
4. PERLINI: 4 (90-91-92-93)
5. SONACONE: 1 (80)
6. HINO: 1 (97)
7. ALM/ACMAT: 1 (81)
8. DAF: 1 (87)
9. MAN: 1 (07)

Official Lisboa-Dakar website

One comment

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    Mujalli ahmed
    November 28, 2009 - 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Dear sir
    Iwould like to know the number of japaness light duty truck sold in Middel east in 2009 ( export data) and the main compersion between Izuso, Toyota Dyna , Hino ,and Mitsubishi

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