Anyone watching the Dakar this year? I have it DVRed but only watched the first 1/2 hr episode so far. Brice Menzies is running it this year in a Mini. Hope he does well, got 4th in the first stage and definitely has the speed to place well, but this is a long race and anything can happen. If I had to bet on a winner, it would be Sebastian Loeb. The ex WRC champion almost took it last year and this could be his year to dethrone Mr Dakar, Stephan Peterhansel. Fun adventure to watch. But the Iron nutz award IMO has to be a tie between the Bikes and the big rigs. Cant even imagine how wiped out you would be after that many days & miles of off road racing.