Dakar Rally Damages To The Archaeological Sites In Chile Worth $570,000
Dakar Rally competitors have destroyed a part of the archaeological sites in Chile in the 2010 edition of the competition. The damages sum $570,000
The appearance of a large event such as the Dakar Rally in a state such Chile not only has positive sides. The Chilean State announced that the organization’s annual rally-raid event has irreversible consequences on archaeological sites the competitors pass by. According to Chile officials, 56 of the 111 archaeological sites were affected when the caravan passed the Dakar in 2010, four of which are affected in more than 50%
The General Secretary of CNM, Oscar Acuna said that the organizers of the Dakar Rally will pay the damages made, just like they did in the past years. Although no one knows how much was paid last year, in 2010 alone the damages are of $570,000. 2010 Dakar Rally in Chile and Argentina brought 370 vehicles, covering 2,517 miles in this desert area north of the country.
According to the Chilean official, the South American state will be linked to a detailed report of archaeological sites that may be damaged, map points of this type will be given to organizers of the 2011 edition of the Dakar Rally. Next year’s competition will be held for the third consecutive time in Chile and Argentina.