Originally Posted by frog
Dakar budgets are definitely out of my reach but if you compare it to other races the cost per mile is reasonable.
I spent about $10k on the baja 1000 last year to race a bike. That was a one day, well almost two full days for me
, race. Take what I spent and multiply it by how many days Dakar is and its right on the money.
Off to buy some lotto tickets. :)
I did The Safari in Australia in 2011. It cost me about $25,000 to prep and get there and race. That event is 7 days long and now they are offering free shipping which will save you a good $4000. If you do a simple bike build and get a deal on airfare you could do the event for $10,000 to $15,000 from the USA. Huge portion of my cost ended up being shipping...airfreighting the bike overnight to Australia proved to be rather costly :)