January 2019 and the annual Dakar Rally will start in the Peruvian capital, Lima, the largest city in Peru with 10 million inhabitants, sandwiched between the dramatic backdrop of the Andes mountains and the Pacific ocean.
This coming Dakar, will be the 7th consecutive rally in which Adria motorhomes will provide support vehicles to the Red Bull KTM Motorcycle Factory Racing Team.
KTM dominate off road racing and the Dakar itself, winning the bike category every year since 2001. This motorbike brand is a long time Adria world class partner and the KTM team simply accept no compromises when defending their Dakar crown, including their selection of motorhomes for the gruelling but essential role they perform.
The 2019 Rally will be for the first time held in only one country, in Peru. The rally, known as the most extreme test of endurance, covers 5,000kms and this time will be 70% in sand and dunes, bringing exceptional challenges to all the vehicles and competitors
A fleet of Adria Sonic and Matrix motorhomes will be this year’s support fleet, providing homes, accommodation and so much more the riders, engineers and support staff across the 10 stages and 11 days, right up to the finish back in Lima on 17th January.
All vehicles are standard production motorhomes, with no special equipment except for spare tires and some factory fitted accessories. Each vehicle is built at Adria’s state of the art manufacturing plant in Novo mesto, Slovenia and is subject to Adria’s rigorous Super Control quality process before it leaves for Peru. 100% quality as KTM and the Dakar demands nothing less.
You can follow the Dakar 2019 at www.dakar.com