Video: Dakar Rally 2015 Checkpoints

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Dakar Rally is a very difficult race. The race goes on for 14 days, where competitors and their machines are tested to the limit.

At every stage, there are checkpoints set up, so that the vehicles can be refuelled and the participants can get a few minutes to rest and refresh.

The participants of the Motorcycle category take the biggest toll because they are exposed to direct sunlight or rather to the weather itself.

Dehydration becomes the biggest killer apart from accidents or crashes.

Here is an exclusive video of what happens behind the scenes at these checkpoints. Some of them just have enough determination to carry on, while a few are just exhausted that they can't hold their motorcycles even.

These participants deserve absolute respect and so do the guys at the checkpoints, who not only love their job, but are more than willing to help the riders.

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Story first published: Monday, January 19, 2015, 17:44 [IST]
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