Dakar Rally 2008 canceled! What is going to happen to the most famous rally in the future?
Dakar Rally was canceled
Sadly this year`s Dakar was canceled for the first time due to the situation over Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the French authorities have warn their nationals about the danger of crossing this country.
After a lot of deliberations the Dakar organization decided to cancel the event.
After writing the Lisbon-Dakar-2008 hub I became very sad to know about this news. Can we imagine how much is lost with this decision!?
Money invested, time invested, credibility, and more important it have created a precedent that probably will be used by other terrorists in the future.
As you understand by my words I am against this kind of decisions cause they give strength to all of those who support terrorism! I can now imagine that every time someone organizes an world event all terrorists will tell they are going to make an attack and the organizations will have to cancel their events to protect the people involved.
Maybe I am wrong but I prefer the danger and to be afraid than do nothing because of that!
Let us hope that the situation in Mauritania as well as in other countries can stabilize and the future can bring a peaceful Africa!
Dakar Rally 2008 Cancelled
New "Dakar" 2009
It is now confirmed that 2009 Dakar will take place in South America. After the cancellation of this year edition both Argentina and Chile invited the Dakar organization to make the event to cross this two countries next year. This way the renowned rally event will keep all its ingredients for success: long stages, lots of navigation, difficult terrains and astonishing landscapes.
The Dakar organizers hope to be able to return to African rallies by the year of 2012.
The route for the 2009 Dakar
Why the Dakar Rally 2008 was canceled
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