Dakar: most epic motorcycle race on Earth. Dakar: too big, too wild and too much for even its organizers to cover effectively. A list of names next to a list of times does little to capture the sheer magnitude of the undertaking. 5,000km, off-road, in 14 days. A minute-long video recap can’t do it justice, but somehow, frozen in time, images seem too.
Take this shot for example. That’s just a top-down image of Juan Pedrero sliding his KTM 450 Rally on the very edge of a hundred foot precipice. An inch further and he’d be dead. Here’s nine more like it.
Photos: Red Bull/KTM
Francisco Lopez, on his Aprilia RXV450, powers his way through a depression full of soft sand. All that is being kicked up by just his little rear tire alone.
All 10 shots are available as high-res desktop wallpapers in the gallery.