Go for it Deadly! Based on what you have shared so far, this isn't going to be as easy as I thought it would be when you started this thread.
Best of luck in recording the nitty-gritty of the event as best you can, in spite of the turmoil that is Dakar. Don't forget that for tragics like many of us, EVERYTHING IS OF INTEREST!
Most of all, enjoy this trip of a lifetime to the full.
PS: Where do we order the book?