…Welcome to Dakar.
Since its creation in 1978, the Dakar Rally has inspired the dreams and passions of drivers throughout the four corners of the globe. In 2005, some of the greatest names in motorsport including Colin McRae, Jacky Ickx, Ari Vatanen, and seven-times winner Stephane Peterhansel, decided to become part of that legend.
This year’s competition definitely delivered on excitement, making it one of the most unpredictable events in recent years. With a shorter, more intensive course and less assistance vehicles, triumph depended on drivers’ navigational skills, un-faltering self-belief and spirit of adventure, rather than the performance of their vehicles.
The demanding route, which took teams through Spain, Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal, incorporated breathtaking sights and unbelievable challenges - all captured right here in this action-packed official review.
From the towering spires of Barcelona to the extreme conditions of the West African deserts, we join competitors on a mental and physical journey like no other, via superb in-car and heli cameras. There are interviews from all the top teams, plus behind-the-scenes footage covering all the highs and lows of this brutal test of endurance.
In 2005 things got serious - so strap yourself in for the ride of your life, as we join the 27th Dakar Rally!