The challenge goes on for Honda and Team HRC as the 2016 Dakar Rally – the world’s toughest race – draws ever closer. Next year’s adventure looks set to include routes through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.
Paris’ Wagram Pavillion played host today to the official press conference for the presentation of the 2016 edition of the Dakar Rally. Team HRC Rally’s General Manager Martino Bianchi was in attendance as details of the new course were announced.
The 38th edition of the Rally Dakar will this time be disputed in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. The race’s start will be held in the Peruvian capital of Lima on January 3, 2016 and will wind up in Rosario, Argentina after taking in thirteen stages and a rest-day in Salta. Riders can look forward to a heavier dosage of dunes and mountain track than in the 2015 event.
This will be Team HRC’s fourth consecutive outing in the Dakar with a continually strengthened and imposing team who will, once again, be in the battle for the overall victory. Since 2013, the Honda CRF450 RALLY riders have accumulated no less than 13 wins. Honda’s Joan Barreda has clinched some 8 stage triumphs and Paulo Gonçalves is the competition’s current runner-up.