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Dakar opens talks with African countries for 2020

Dakar Rally director Etienne Lavigne has revealed his team has started exploring the possibility of moving the legendary rally raid back to the African continent for 2020. The Dakar moved to South America in 2009 after the 2008 edition of the rally raid, which was due to start from Lisbon, Portugal and finish in Dakar, Senegal, was cancelled due to terrorist threats. However, difficulties in securing a satisfactory route for the 2019 edition have led rally organisers ASO to begin talks with certain African nations about a possible future return to the continent. It follows confirmation that next year's Dakar will take place solely in Peru after Chile withdrew at the last minute and...
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