All clear for Dakar 2014

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We made it through admin check and technical verification. Now ready for Dakar 2014!

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Excerpt from facebook.com/infoxtremeplus :

” Xtremeplus Polaris Team ready to launch the Dakar 2014.

The road to get to (Province of Santa Fe in Argentina) is long, but it is even longer to arrive to the finish line of the world’s toughest race: 9209 km, of which 5212 will be timed specials.

The Xtreme Plus Team arrived to Buenos Aires on December 31 to take their vehicles at the port, and drive them to Rosario to put the finishing touches before the race.

On Friday January 2, at noon, the team of 28 people lead by Marco Piana was presented for the technical and administrative scrutineering. The four crews took their RZR to Parc Fermé located next to the monument dedicated to the Argentinean flag, close to the river and not so far from downtown.
The team environment was friendly, and everyone waits for the launch of the race tomorrow, January 5.

Gary Connell/Annie Seel N°366: “I have already done the Dakar on a bike and as assistance service, but this is my first time on the RZR. I love the scrutineering process and I found it very amusing to receive all the stamps in my Dakar Passport and my badge. This is when I know I am ready to start the race! My goal is to be at the finish line!”

Tonight: The starting podium at the Flag Monument. Tomorrow morning it will start with a first road connection of 405 km prior a timed section of 180km and another road connection of 224km to arrive to San Luis. 809 km total on the first stage! ” 

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