Can-Am Enlists Casey Currie for 2019 Dakar Rally Effort

Can-Am is heading back to Dakar this year with even more hardware after taking home a class victory in the 2017 Dakar Rally, the first year side-by-sides were allowed to compete. 

The brand will be sending a three-racer team to Dakar including American Casey Currie, the reigning Dakar champion Reinaldo Varela and Gerard Farres. A three-part documentary is also being produced on Currie’s Dakar efforts, the first instalment of which is embedded below.

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The 2019 Dakar rally will stretch out over 5,000 kilometers (3,106 miles) and lasts 11 days.

Can-Am also supports the South Racing team that won in their class last year. South will be taking five Mavericks to the Dakar rally this year to chase a victory, which brings the total number of Can-Am racers to over 20.

The race will take place from January 6-17, 2019, and will be held entirely in Peru this time around, departing from Lima and ending in the south end of the country at Tacna.

This will be Casey Currie’s first ever Dakar rally, though the American racer recently took a stage win at the Merzouga Rally in Morocco followed by winning the Desafio Inca Challenge in Peru.