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2015 Dakar rally route unveiled

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By Euronews
2015 Dakar rally route unveiled

<p>The route for the 2015 Dakar rally was unveiled on Wednesday.</p> <p>The 37th edition of the gruelling race, the seventh to be held on South American soil, will bring back the loop format.</p> <p>It will start in Buenos Aires at the beginning of January and end in the Argentine capital on January 17.</p> <p>The official presentation took place at The Gabriel Pavilion in Paris’ famous Champs-Elysees.</p> <p>The Dakar’s race director Étienne Lavigne said: “This year like in 2009, 2010 and 2011 it will be a course that starts and finishes in Buenos Aires. 414 vehicles will line up for the start of the race which begins on 4 January 2015.”</p> <p>The total race length will be just over 9,200 km, of which over half will be timed special.</p> <p>Marc Coma is the defending champion in the motorcycle category while fellow Spaniard Nani Roma will look to defend his title in the car category.</p>