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How the Dakar Rally Works


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All sports have an iconic figure, and Thierry Sabine is a legend among rally fans. He died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 14, 1986 as the eighth edition of the Dakar Rally was underway. Sabine was a daredevil from the get go, driving in various rallies and circuit races across the planet.

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