Peru pulls out as host of 2016 Dakar Rally over concerns of El Niño weather pattern

Posted on August 25, 2015 • Filed under: Latin America Travel, Peru, Weather/Climate reported Peru announced it has withdrawn as host of the 2015 Desafío Inca and the 2016 Dakar Rally due to increasing concerns about a strong El Niño phenomenon. Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism confirmed on Monday that the Desafío Inca motorsports event, also known as the Inca Challenge, scheduled for Sept. 10-13 was cancelled. Peru also withdrew from hosting the Dakar Rally that was scheduled to begin in Lima on Jan. 3. Read Article

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