French rally director, Etienne Lavigne said that there will be many more Dakar in South America.
Lavigne said that the 2012 edition was “one of the most difficult in the history of Dakar” and noted that the pilots were “impressed” with the stages in Peru, which this year joined Argentina and Chile.
“We are good in South America. We have several projects and support in each country, both logistical and police, so there will be many more Dakar over here (…).
An estimated of about 800,000 to one million people were at the finish line in Lima and in the surrounding areas. It’s a great satisfaction,” he said.