It may no be as crazy as the early Paris-Dakar but it's still an epic man vs machine vs nature battle through some of the most amazing landscapes on the planet.
We'll do what we can to find extra pictures and clips but you can follow the day to day, starting January 5th though the 20th on the official Dakar site and on twitter, #dakar2013.
UPDATE: As Jerry Smith points out in the comments, 2013 DAKAR updates will indeed be carried by the new NBC SP network, I had missed it in the guide where it's listed under "Sports-non event"!
NBC SP HD is ch 481 on Time Warner Cable, mark it because that's where F1 will be this year.
Lucky for us TV is no longer needed, Meet a few of the competitors in these great pre race videos.
After the jump, more clips, this year's porn star on this dude Hugo Payen's bike ( number 69 of course) and an article from Red Bulletin about mapping the route for the 2013 Dakar you should have a look at.
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