On 5 January this year, I found myself in Lima, Peru. It conveniently coincided with the start of the 34th Dakar Rally.
The race, originally called ‘Paris to Dakar Rally’ was held in Europe/North Africa until it was cancelled in 2008 and moved to South America (Peru, Argentina, Chile) in 2009.
I never want to do it again and really cannot understand why anyone who has done it would ever want to go back. – Tamsin Jones (youngest British woman to finish).
I made full use of the occasion by “accidentally finding myself” in the media zone… alongside the Fox Sports cameras!
The downside to placing myself in such a situation meant that I had to pretend that I knew what I was doing! So I just started snapping. Unknowingly I ended up snapping some of the (future) victors of the race in the car class.
Here are my photos straight off the camera:
- #2: 301 – Toyota
I got sick of trying to take photos over all the cameras and decided to relocate to behind the starting line.
- #9: 328 – Buggy MD Rallye
- #22: 319 – Chevrolet