" />

How to follow the Dakar Rally online

How to follow the Dakar Rally online

Paris Dakar Race - Stage 1The Dakar Rally, one of the largest off road endurance rallies in the world, has launched from Buenos Aires.

The Dakar is now a fully digital event supported by YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages. You can get live updates on each stage of the challenge on their site and on the official Dakar iPhone/iPod/iPad app. The organisers have also released an online video game to accompany the event.

The 32 year old event, also known as the Paris-Dakar, is traditionally run from Africa to Europe but this year, as in the three previous years, the race is being run on the South American continent.

Dakar Rally route 2011

Dakar Rally route 2011

While the move to South America may make it more difficult to watch for Irish and UK fans the organisers say the tropical terrain will make for more interesting driving.

The immense size of Argentina will stimulate the imagination of all who love great tracts of open country. Leaving Buenos Aires, the northern route takes competitors into a land of contrasts where in a single day or within a hundred kilometres, the vegetation completely changes with the landscape. In the same way, driving skills required change between dry and wet. The ability to adapt will be rewarded and those with a taste for changes of scene will feel most at home. Over the first three days of the first Argentine section, the Dakar ventures in particular into the provinces of Jujuy and Salta and comes close to Bolivia. It’s here in these new areas mapped out around the mythical Route 40 that the Rally ventures..

The rally runs from January 1st to 16th 2011.

View Comments (1)

1 Comment

  1. Pingback: Tweets that mention How to follow the Dakar Rally online | The Sociable -- Topsy.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Piers Dillon-Scott is co-editor of The Sociable and writes about stuff he finds. He likes technology, media, and using the Oxford comma (because it just makes sense).

More in Technology

trucking freight

The old world of freight is fleeting: 4 new advancements in the trucking industry

Ben AllenOctober 18, 2017
digital ownership

Digital ownership issues at the intersection of art and technology

Zac LavalOctober 18, 2017

Overview: can democracy keep up with AI development?

Ben AllenOctober 17, 2017
humanoid robots

ZoraBots launches humanoid robots powered by IBM’s Watson to help children, elderly

Omar ElorfalyOctober 16, 2017
accelerator latin america

Rockstart accelerator launches its 1st program in Latin America

Jess RappOctober 16, 2017
latin america tech publication

Fiesta! Latin America’s geekiest tech publication turns 5

Tim HinchliffeOctober 13, 2017
startup ecosystem hungary

Startup ecosystem spotlight on Hungary from past, present, and future

Craig CorbettOctober 13, 2017
personal data use

Agreed personal data use and its disagreeable trend

Ben AllenOctober 11, 2017

Google gets a head start on new age of communication technologies

Omar ElorfalyOctober 9, 2017