Ecuador among other countries in South America possible site for DAKAR race

Posted on January 17, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador reported the director of the company Amaury Sports Organization (ASO), the French Etienne Lavigne confirmed today that the next edition of the Dakar will be held in South America and that competition does not plan to return to Africa in the short term. “We are not a provision to leave the (American) continent at the moment. We have ideas and plans for the future with innovation is the philosophy of the Dakar,” he said Lavigne at a press conference. “We are in negotiations with several countries. First we will make an assessment with Argentina and Bolivia, which were the participants of this edition. And hold talks with Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Ecuador and Colombia for future editions”, he added the highest authority the organization. “We have contacts in Argentina, where the new government is discovering this year’s Dakar event and they need to do an evaluation. In Chile we are always in negotiation, as with Brazil in recent times. Tomorrow we will receive a visit from the authorities of Uruguay and Paraguay so they can see the mechanics of Dakar and analyze whether or not they include this event in the future, “said Lavigne on the future of the South American event. Read Article

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