Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles
Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rockstar Energy are pleased to release the
official Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Dakar Rally 2017
preview video featuring FIM Cross Countries World Champion Pablo
Quintanilla and team-mate Pela Renet.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/uEm-7qGbqmY
The world’s toughest offroad event gets underway on January 2, 2017
with Quintanilla and Renet joining 144 other motorcycle riders as they
set out from Asunción to welcome Paraguay as the 29th country to be
included in the Dakar program. 12 demanding stages then take them on to
Bolivia and Argentina, offering many brutal new challenges along the
way. Quintanilla and Renet will also encounter weather condition varying
from freezing temperatures to a blistering 50°C, and vastly different,
and very challenging terrain – from dunes to plains and grasslands,
river crossings, rocks and the daunting Andes mountains. The 12 stages
cover nearly 9,000 km, including more than 4,000 km of special timed
stages. There will be one marathon stage where riders will fend for
themselves with no mechanical or team support at the overnight bivouac.
During the 12 stages there will be just one rest day, in La Paz, before
the rally concludes in Buenos Aires on January 14
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