From Dakar's news page
"For [Bolivia], this is an opportunity to showcase to the entire world the grandness and mysticism of the Salar de Uyuni", explained the head of state, . . . the seventh stage of the rally, right in the heart of the world's largest salt flat.
[Pointed] out by Etienne Lavigne: "The riders in the motorcycle category will come up against a stage that stands out both for its beauty and for its toughness. Even at the end of the day they will be left to their own resources, since it will be a marathon stage where they'll only be allowed to get assistance from other riders."
Salar de Uyuni