Dakar Rally special stage underway
Thousands of fans lined the streets in Rosario, Argentina to watch the start of the Dakar Rally.
ARGENTINA, Rosario - The first stage of the Dakar Rally is currently underway. Today sees the competitors drive over 800kms - 180 of which forms the special stage - before reaching their final destination in San Luis.
Rosario was the scene of the ceremonial start where thousands of fans lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the over 400 competitors taking part.
South Africa's Giniel de Villiers and his Toyota Imperial co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz were bid last on the stage and were given a rousing welcome by the phenomenal crowd.