DAKAR RALLY 2012: BMW MINI in South America

The start of the Dakar Rally on January 1st, 2012 is fast approaching and the organising team at the ASO in France this week released more details about the route for the fourth edition of the Dakar in South America. Some changes have been made. In the past the event crossed just Argentina and Chile and now Peru has been added as a third host country. "Our vehicles are very strong in the sand," said Monster Energy X-raid team manager Sven Quandt. "We, therefore, hope that we can benefit from the new route through the dunes at the end of the rally.“