Over the last few years, the Dakar has been on its travels between two editions, to go and meet competitors and the media. The Dakar World Tour enables a direct link to be maintained and offers rally raid enthusiasts in many countries the opportunity to meet the people behind the race. In 2011, nine dates have been scheduled.
Dakar World Tour – Peru (Lima)
Dakar World Tour – Chile (Santiago)
Dakar World Tour – Argentina (Mar del Plata)
Dakar World Tour – Spain (Barcelona)
Dakar World Tour – Belgium (Brussels)
Dakar World Tour – The Netherlands (Eindhoven)
Dakar World Tour – Central Europe (Prague)
Dakar World Tour – Italy (Milan)
Dakar World Tour – China (Beijing)
Dakar training day in Paris for the european competitors
Presentation of the Dakar 2012 route in Paris
Dakar training day in Buenos Aires for the european competitors
21 - 22 NOVEMBER
Shipping of European vehicles
27 - 28 DECEMBER
Collection of vehicles
29 - 31 DECEMBER
Technical and administrative scrutineering at Mar del Plata
Briefing, starting ceremony and 1st special of the rally
Rest day in Chile
Last special stage, before the arrival ceremony in Lima
DAKAR 2012: ITS PERU!
As the condor (rather than the crow) flies, almost 5,000 kilometres separate Mar del Plata from Lima. In 2012, the Dakar will be staging a pan-American adventure of more than 9,000 kilometres in total. Unlike previous year’s loops, the route will transport the rally from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to those of the Pacific, enabling its competitors to discover new lands and another aspect of South America. The scale of this challenge has also led to a change in the race’s format, which will include 14 days of racing in 2012. Constantly guided by the Andes Mountain range, the drivers and riders will be crossing the Atacama, and will experience in particular the diversity of the dunes as they head into Peru.
TREE COUNTRIES: ARGENTINA - CHILE - PERU
DAKAR ARGENTINA - CHILE - PERU 2012
Competitors Car :
Stephane Peterhansel (FRA)
Jean Paul Conttret (FRA)
IT IS CRUCIAL FOR US TO NOT THINK THE RACE IS ALREADY WON
Teenage skateboard champion, Stéphane Peterhansel began his learning period in rally-raid, which led him to victory on the 1991 Dakar. With his trusty blue bandana, Peterehansel won six times in eight years aboard a Yamaha. His motorcycle experience quickly paid off in his re-conversion to four wheels with a 7th place result in his first go and was followed by a runner-up finish the following year alongside co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret. In 2004 it all came together and “Peter” joined Hubert Auriol as only the second competitor to triumph both in the motorcycle and car divisions. The “Mitsu” story continued with two more victories, in 2005 and then again in 2007. After the withdrawal of the Japanese carmaker, Peterhansel joined X-Raid, but the 10th title he was chasing seemed out of reach. To erase the frustration of two consecutive 4th place finishes, he is now counting on a Mini that he hopes will be reliable on a route expected to feature more sand.
"Ever since the Dakar has been held in South America, we have been a lot less lucky, but it has nothing to do with the terrain. It's the race and you have to accept that you are not systematically in contention. In any case, this does make me want to get my revenge and it pushes me to be even more attentive to all aspects. This year we made the car a lot better. It is faster and it is also stabilized. We won in Abu Dhabi but we experienced some problems on the Silk Way Rally with a fuel system problem. But everything that didn't work right has been repaired and we found the solutions. We hope no new issues arise. But in 25 years of motor racing, I have lost many races due to a 15 cent part. Maybe we are the favourite, but I often think back to 1998 when Yamaha pulled out of the motorcycle class, apparently leaving KTM to dominate. And in the end, it was BMW that won. So, it is crucial for us not to think the race is already won.”
Kamis malam tgl 10.11.2011 tepat jam 20.00 wib, penulis hadir digedung dengan nama Beliau, naik tangga didepan gedung menuju ruangan acara dipersilahkan masuk juga sempat bersalaman dengan Ayah Al Azhar dengan beberapa orang Budayawan Riau temannya didepan pintu masuk acara.
Acara Malam Apresiasi Idrus Tintin untuk mengenang Beliau "Sang Burung Waktu" yang diberikan Penghargaan Bintang Budaya Parama Dharmayang paling tinggi dibidang Seni dan Budaya oleh Negara yang diberikan langsung Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono di Istana Negara Jakarta tepatnya pada hari Selasa tanggal 8.10.2011. yang diterima pihak keluarga Beliau yang diwakilkan oleh putrinya, Multi Tintin. Putri Beliau pada malam acara pada saat kata sambutan menceritakan prosesnya dan sempat terdiam dengan menahan airmata mengenang Beliau, betapa Bangganya pihak keluarga waktu Beliau masih hidup maupun sekarang telah tiada.
Tampak hadir Kadisbudpar Riau RM Yamin, Dr (CH) Tenas Effendy, Rida K Liamsi, Armawi KH, OK Nizami Jamil, Al Azhar, Taufik Ikram Jamil, Eddy Akhmad RM, Herman Rante dan masih banyak lainnya. Tempat duduk terisi penuh dan banyak yang berdiri dibelakang juga dipintu masuk.
Acara dibuka dengan Do'a dari seluruh yang hadir untuk Beliau, kemudian sebuah syair yang dimainkan oleh Bandar Serai Orchestra(BSO)