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In Buenos Aires started the legendary "Dakar".
An updated itinerary will be heavier than the two-week rally last year.
1 January in Buenos Aires launched 31-second rally-marathon "Dakar-2010". Caravan racers set off from the 67-meter obelisk - a pointed stone columns, which is considered a symbol of Buenos Aires.
At the start of a two-week rally come out 156 motorcycles, 28 quads, 138 cars and 50 trucks.
his truck in the class championship title will defend Russia's team "Kamaz-Master". She is represented by three crews: Vladimir Chagin, Ilgizar Mardeeva and the winner of "Dakar-2009" Firdaus Kabirov. At the start will come the main rival of Russians - the Dutchman Gerard De Rooy from the team Iveco, not having to treat injuries on the race "Silk Road".
Total participants rally "Dakar-2010" to go 9030 kilometers on the territory of Argentina and Chile.
legendary race moved to Latin America for safety, but the organizers of the "Dakar" leave no plans to return to the black continent. In South America, the rally has been held for the second consecutive year.