D-1: 'Go to sleep and rest for tomorrow'

Seven-time champion Stephane Peterhansel has been to all the organisation briefings, as have the other 530 crew members.Tomorrow is D-day, and there is nothing better than a nice night of sleep.


Stephane Peterhansel is one of the four Repsol-Mitsubishi pilots. He won the 2007 edition of the Dakar Rally.

Briefings and autographs: "Today, we went to an organisation briefing. They gave us the last recommendations and instructions before tomorrow. It was followed by autograph sessions, and this afternoon there will be the Mitsubishi briefing. We won't get any instructions for the race. That's for later. Tonight we will drive around Buenos Aires' city centre, and we will try to go to sleep early to rest for tomorrow."

D-2: 'Pilots are ready to get started'

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