An assistant from the Faculty of Energy Technology of the University of Maribor, Simon Marčič, again takes part in the Dakar Rally. The competition is held for the 41st time.
Simon Marčič is the only representative of Slovenia. A new engine is installed in his motorcycle. Thus, he can expect a better result than in previous years. In 2018, he took the 69th place in overall standings and the 13th place in his category. In the current rally, 136 participants compete in this category.
Dakar Rally takes place in Peru from 6 to 17 January 2019. These days, participants will overcome a total of 5 thousand kilometres in 10 stages.