December 2, 2005

Lisbon-Dakar Rally

The Lisbon-Dakar Rally

The Lisbon-Dakar rally will depart from the Portuguese capital on December 31, 2005.

27 Portuguese teams will participate with a record number of 240 motorbikes, 188 cars, 80 trucks and 240 assistance vehicles.

After traveling through Portugal, Spain and Morocco, the rally will pass through Mauritania, Mali, Guinea-Conakry and Senegal with the climax on January 15 in Dakar, Senegal having traversed the 9,043 km (5,606 miles) route.

Portugal will host the start of the rally until 2008.

Scotland's Team Braveheart

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