Calm in the midst of a storm: What a Dakar rally venue looks like when it’s resting

Dubbed the most dangerous motorsport endurance race in the world, the Dakar Rally has already claimed the lives of three victims.

Spanning a course of 5,500 miles, the race over mountains and across deserts, often takes place in stifling temperatures. 

But amid the gruelling contest held in the heat of the desert a photographer has documented rare moments of calm and beauty as the race ground comes to a halt for a rest day and the engine of a KTM LC4 660R is turned off.

The marathon motor rally was originally staged between Paris and Dakar in Senegal, but was moved to South America - Argentina and Chile - in 2009 because of threats of terrorism.

 


Photo credit: EPA

 

Photo credit: Associated Press



Photo credit: EPA

 


Photo credit: Associated Press

 

 


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