The Dakar rally is returning to Argentina next year from 1 to 15 January 2012. This time the rally will start in Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires Province, ending efter 9,000 km in Lima, Peru.
There are some notable changes from previous editions of the South American Dakar. It’s starting location is changing from the city of Buenos Aires to the city of Mar del Plata, both of them in Buenos Aires Province but about 400 km apart. The 2012 Dakar will also be two days longer with five segments in Argentina and the rest in two additional countries, Chile and Peru.