If you're anything like us, you're starting to get excited about the start of the 2016 Dakar Rally. This is a motorcycle stage race unlike anything else—on a completely other level unknown to us mere mortals. Granted, single day, intensity-condensed extreme enduro events such as Erzberg or Sea to Sky test a rider's physical and mental limits; but Dakar adds another 13 days to the mix. Dakar is the marathon of offroad motorycle racing, with 14 stages of 12+ hour days anywhere from 250 to 500+ miles each—not including transfers. Add to that the insane navigation skills required to stay on course, and the ability to keep your machine running for 14 days without mechanical issues, and you start to understand the unfathomable requirements needed to finish this event, let alone win it. This is our Superbowl of motorcycling and we have mad respect for any rider that attempts this stage race.
To get you in the mood for the January 2nd start, here are some 2016 Dakar event details to bring you up to speed and get you as pumped as we are for the marathon of motorcycling.
For more information about the 2016 Dakar Rally, visit: www.dakar.com.