The Dakar 2012 consists of 14 stages and is held over 8,391 kilometres. The route leads from the Argentinian coast across the Andes through Chile all the way to Peru's capital Lima. Portugal's Paulo Goncalves, the two Spaniards Joan Barreda and Jose Manuel Pellicer, as well as Brazil?s Ike Klaumann and Ze Helio are well prepared, having put an intensive preparation behind them. The new Husqvarna TE 449 RR by Speedbrain has been thoroughly tested. The team is looking forward to race the lightest bikes in the field to Lima.