Originally Posted by Deadly99
Indeed but not at the cost of losing the "spirit" of the race. The interest in the Dakar is huge, just not in North America. Its the time zones in Europe the organization is playing too....
I can't speak to losing the spirit of the race. I think you'd have to ask someone who has participated in both as to whether the true spirit is lost.
I do think the daily coverage is good for the sport though. Even in North America.