Monday, January 07, 2008

Bikers Dakar Rally Dream Is Shattered (from York Press)

The stories about losses around the Dakar Rally cancellation are coming out now...

Duncan Tweedy, 44, who lives in Harrogate, but is formerly from York, said he had spent tens of thousands of pounds and a year of his life preparing for the famous endurance race.

Bikers Dakar Rally Dream Is Shattered (from York Press)

One quote that caught my eye...

"I'm just a small fry here. There are teams here from all over the world - China, Russia - who've spent millions of pounds."

How much did teams spend on Dakar?  Perhaps around the $100,000 EUR mark each?  More likely much more.

Over 525 teams competed last year.  That's only $52 million EUR... but with tourism & media costs it should be much more...

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