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#305 Bahrain Raid Xtreme: Sebastien Loeb, Daniel Elena
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How Prodrive plans to use trial by Dakar to spur it to victory

Having tasted plenty of success in the World Rally Championship in the past, Prodrive took its off-road excursions to a new level with its first Dakar Rally entry this year. Now well-versed in the challenges that the famous rally-raid event possesses, Prodrive can learn from those lessons for next year's tilt at Dakar honours

Despite its recent relocations, the Dakar Rally remains one of motorsport’s most brutal endurance events; an event that requires a fair portion of luck just to reach the finish. It’s one of the last great motorsport adventures, a 7,646km marathon across the treacherous Saudi Arabian desert.

To conquer the Dakar is a monumental feat and to achieve glory at your first attempt is extremely rare - as Prodrive discovered with its Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) project in January. Such a trial has ensured work to tame next year’s event has already started in earnest.

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