1997 Dakar Rally

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1997 Dakar Rally
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1997 Dakar Rally also known as the 1997 Paris-Dakar Rally was the 19th running of the Dakar Rally event. The rally started and finished in Dakar, taking in a loop including Niger and the Ténéré desert.[1] Jutta Kleinschmidt became the first woman to win a stage of the Dakar Rally.[1] Japanese driver, Kenjiro Shinozuka, won the car class and Stephane Peterhansel won his fifth motorcycle title.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "History of Dakar - RETROSPECTIVE 1979-2007" (PDF). Dakar. Retrieved 2009-01-07.