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Brutal Dakar Rally 2018 Finally Underway in Peru

IN PICTURES: The 2018 Dakar Rally is finally underway after 139 bikes, 92 cars, 49 quads and 44 trucks revved their engines on the start line in Lima, Peru. 

Stage one out of 14 consisted of a 242km liaison from the Peruvian capital up the Pacific Coast to Pisco, where a 31km special stage took place. 

It was a short but tactical start to the 40th edition of the legendary rally raid race, with drivers potentially not wanting to open the road on Sunday and leave a trail for their rivals to follow. 

Sunday marks a 267km special stage looping around Pisco, with 90 percent of the route off-piste.

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Crowds wave at Peugeot Total driver Sebastien Loeb and copilot Daniel Elena.
Crowds wave at Peugeot Total driver Sebastien Loeb and copilot Daniel Elena. Photo:REUTERS/Andres Stapff
Peugeot Total driver Carlos Sainz and copilot Lucas Cruz depart from Lima.
Peugeot Total driver Carlos Sainz and copilot Lucas Cruz depart from Lima. Photo:REUTERS/Frank Fife/POOL
The 40th Edition of the famous Dakar Rally starts in Lima, Peru.
The 40th Edition of the famous Dakar Rally starts in Lima, Peru. Photo:REUTERS/Frank Fife/POOL
Antoine Meo rides his KTM ahead of Ricky Brabec on his Honda.
Antoine Meo rides his KTM ahead of Ricky Brabec on his Honda. Photo:REUTERS/Andres Stapff
Mini X-Raid team driver Nani Roma and copilot Alex Haro Bravo.
Mini X-Raid team driver Nani Roma and copilot Alex Haro Bravo. Photo:REUTERS/Andres Stapff
Stage one out of 14 consisted of a 242km liaison from the Peruvian capital up the Pacific Coast to Pisco, where a 31km special stage took place.
Stage one out of 14 consisted of a 242km liaison from the Peruvian capital up the Pacific Coast to Pisco, where a 31km special stage took place. Photo:REUTERS/Marcelo Maragni/Red Bull Content Pool
With more 150,000 spectators expected, Lima welcomes racers in what’s considered the toughest off-road rally in the world.
With more 150,000 spectators expected, Lima welcomes racers in what’s considered the toughest off-road rally in the world. Photo:REUTERS/Mariana Bazo
Agrorodeo Team driver Vaidotas Zala and co-driver Saulius Jurgelenas of Lithuania jump at the podium during the departure ceremony.
Agrorodeo Team driver Vaidotas Zala and co-driver Saulius Jurgelenas of Lithuania jump at the podium during the departure ceremony. Photo:REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo
Red bull KTM factory team rider Sam Sunderland puts his helmet on after a technical check at Las Palmas air base in Lima.
Red bull KTM factory team rider Sam Sunderland puts his helmet on after a technical check at Las Palmas air base in Lima. Photo:REUTERS/Andres Stapff
Ski, gym & bike-rider Laia Sanz chose the Pyrenees as her Dakar training playground.
Ski, gym & bike-rider Laia Sanz chose the Pyrenees as her Dakar training playground. Photo:REUTERS/Sebas Romero/Red Bull Content Pool
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