London to Dakar 2005

12th - 31st January 2005

The 2005 London to Dakar is now under way with competitors cheered away from Brooklands on Saturday afternoon before heading across the channel and tackling the easy miles down through France and Spain before entering north Africa. We will be bringing you regular news and updates as the event unfolds so check back regularly for more information. Check out pictures from the start in the Gallery.

DAKAR is surely the ultimate rally destination – with a reputation for offering an amazing challenge just to get there. The London to Dakar brings the dream of rallying to Dakar within reach of all enthusiasts. For many the goal will just be to get there but this event is more... This is a motorsport competition but not only for motorsport specialists. There will be a route to follow and a schedule to keep. It will be about you and your car against the clock and the terrain... This is for the privateer with a sense of adventure, in cars that closely relate to the standard production model – welcome to the ultimate test for the kind of cars we all depend upon for our daily motoring.

Sure, it will be a tough test but we don't forget you want to enjoy the experience so time is set aside for rest days and each day allows enough time to relax at carefully chosen overnight stops. Behind all this the organisers provide support and a proper safety network to help you reach the end and to look after you if problems arise. 


Have you seen Land Rover Monthly (silver pick up on a blue cover doing a wheelie), also mentioned on the cover of the July Edition is the last World Cup Rally.... inside are three pages of action from our last epic, with pictures of Sheila Wright, Richard Walker, Ken Lugg, David Palmer having fun in the Sahara.... why are they coming to Dakar? Get a copy of the magazine to see how these 4x4 enthusiasts enjoy the the World Cup Rally.

ALSO: - In the May 2004 edition of Land Rover Owner International you can and read about David & Jacqui Palmer's adventures in Tunisia with their Land Rover Defender last year. 


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