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Peru included in 2012 Dakar Rally

Peru included in 2012 Dakar Rally

Peruvian officials have confirmed that the 2012 Dakar Rally will finish in the capital Lima following its start in the Argentine city of Mar del Plata.
Arturo Woodman, president of the Peruvian Sports Institute, said Tueday the rally would also pass through the Peruvian cities of Tacna, Arequipa, Moquegua and Ica.
Argentine officials announced last week that the rally would begin at the seaside resort of Mar del Plata and wind through Argentina and Chile. The race started the past three years in the Argentina capital Buenos Aires and also finished there.
The Dakar Rally was held in Africa until 2007, but moved for security reasons. There was no rally in 2008.