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The legend continues?

The legend continues? - An off-road racing truck crossing the coastal mountain range at Pampa Perdiz during Dakar 2012 rally, Iquique, The Atacama Desert, Chile.

The rally purpose build custom cars cost around one million dollars each. They are driven by celebrity drivers who do not shy from insulting other competing drivers in instant worldwide tv coverage, dumping those stranded in the desert without help or even driving over other competitors. The judges involved in politics. Promotional ball-pens and hats. Sponsored teams with multimillion budgets. Fenced off bivouac camps guarded by platoons of armed police and security. Wounded desert with wrecked landscape. How far did Paris-Dakar go from his legend of epic passionate trans Saharan rally for adventurers?

Photo: An off-road racing truck crossing the coastal mountain range at Pampa Perdiz during Dakar 2012 rally, Iquique, The Atacama Desert, Chile.