So it is starting to sink in, there won’t be a Dakar rally this year, and it is not clear whether there will be another one in the coming years, at least not in the same format of North-African countries, scale and scope, etc.
Nadav and I are going to put our heads together and figure out what race/races we can do in 2008 instead of the Dakar. So I won’t be writing much in the next few months until we figure out what’s next.
In the meantime, here are a few pictures from Lisbon, where until Friday morning was a the scene of a huge, adrenalin-filled gathering of hundreds of drivers & mechanics, and hundreds of thousands of rally enthusiasts and desert lovers. Hope to see everyone again next year!
Cars & trucks checked by the officials before acceptance into the race:
The CRV car, proudly features some of the technology startups we invest in:
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