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JUST A FEW MORE WEEKS TO GO: Qatari driver Nasser al-Attiyah poses with a trophy during a press conference in Paris on November 23, 2016 to present the 2017 Dakar Rally. Image: AFP / Franck Fife

Paris - The 39th Dakar Rally, which will be held from January 2 - 14 2017, sees competitors travel through Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia.

The Dakar Rally, arguably the world's most gruelling race, features some of the toughest terrain in the world.

The race starts in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion on January 2 and will competitors will race through Bolivia and Argentina, finishing in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires on January 14.

Total distance by class:

Motorcycles-quadbikes: 8818km (4088km special)
Cars-UTV: 8823km (4093km)
Trucks: 8782km (3909km)

Image by Dakar.com

The course:

Jan 2: 1st stage, Asuncion (PAR) - Resistencia (ARG)
Motorcycles-quadbikes-cars-UTV-trucks: 454km (including 39km special)

Jan 3: 2nd stage, Resistencia (ARG) - San Miguel de Tucuman (ARG)
Motorcycles-quadbikes-cars-UTV: 803km (275km)
Trucks: 812km (284km)

Jan 4: 3rd stage, San Miguel de Tucuman (ARG) - San Salvador de Jujuy (ARG)
Motorcycles-quadbikes-cars-UTV: 780km (364km)
Trucks: 757km (199)

Jan 5: 4th stage, San Salvador de Jujuy (ARG) - Tupiza (BOL)
Motorcycles-quadbikes-cars-UTV-trucks: 521km (416km)

Jan 6: 5th stage, Tupiza (BOL) - Oruro (BOL)
Motorcycles-quadbikes-cars-UTV: 692km (447km)
Trucks: 683km (438km)

Jan 7: 6th stage, Oruro (BOL) - La Paz (BOL)
Motorcycles-quadbikes-cars-UTV: 786km (527km)
Trucks: 772km (513km)

Jan 8: rest day at La Paz

Jan 9: 7th stage, La Paz (BOL) - Uyuni (BOL)
Motorcycles-quadbikes-cars-UTV-trucks: 622km (322km)

Jan 10: 8th stage, Uyuni (BOL) - Salta (ARG)
Motorcycles-quadbikes-cars-UTV-trucks: 892km (492km)

Jan 11: 9th stage, Salta (ARG) - Chilecito (ARG)
Motorcycles-quadbikes-cars-UTV-trucks: 977km (406km)

Jan 12: 10th stage, Chilecito (ARG) - San Juan (ARG)
Motorcycles-quadbikes-cars-UTV-trucks: 751km (449km)

Jan 13: 11th stage, San Juan (ARG) - Rio Cuarto (ARG)
Motorcycles-quadbikes-trucks: 754km (288km)
Cars-UTV: 759km (292km)

Jan 14: 12th stage, Rio Cuarto (ARG) - Buenos Aires (ARG)
Motorcycles-quadbikes-cars-UTV-trucks:786km (64km)

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