Two Lebanese race drivers to take part in the Dakar rally for the first time!

The Dakar rally is an annual race that the Amaury Sport Organisation. The first event took place in 1979, and the race started in Paris and ended in Dakar which is the capital of Senegal. According to


, the founder of the race is Thierry Sabine who got lost in the Dakar desert while competing in the Abidjan-Nice Rally. Sabine believed that Dakar could be a great racing region. Every year, professional and amateur racers take part in this international event which is one of the world’s most difficult rallies. The 40th edition of Dakar will take place in South America from January 6 until January 20 in 2018. The route starts in Peru, continues in Bolivia, and ends in Argentina. The racers will challenge mountains and deserts. A team from Lebanon will participate in this rally for the first time! The Lebanese race drivers are Jad Comair (driver) Antoine Iskandar (co-driver). They will be driving a Buggy BV6. Jad and Antoine actively trained for six months in Merzouga which is a town in the Sahara Desert. Their goal is to finish the race and make Lebanon proud. Dakar Lebanon has been covered by the media a lot. According to


, the team took that as an opportunity to promote a humanitarian cause and start a fundraising for the NGO Anta Akhi that supports people with disabilities. The campaign is called #BeTheDrive, and people are encouraged to donate! 29 channels will broadcast the entire race! You can watch it on beIN Sports! We wish them the best of luck!

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