Get ready for a tough start to 2011 with the Dakar Rally

David Hobbs

Christmas has been, New Year is just around the corner and we've been starved of real motorsport for weeks - praise be for the Dakar Rally!

Yes, in just a few days time (1 January) the 2011 edition of the famous event sets off into the sandy deserts of Argentina and Chile to give race fans something to savour for the next two weeks. And this year looks to be as compelling as ever as competitors on four and two wheels find out how they cope with one of the world's toughest rallies.