DAKAR (2006)
Not to be confused with Dakar (1952 ÷ 2005)
Description After more than 50 years and 26 editions, la 6 heures de Dakar (Dakar 6 hours) was moved on another track because a bridge was pulled down on the traditional circuit. The new circuit is similar to the old one, a motoray circuit. I don’t know which one will be used in future
Location Dakar - Dakar - Dakar
Latitude - Longitude + 14°43'55"     - 17°28'24"
14.731944     -17.473333
UTM Coordinates X = 233697.374  -  Y = 1630140.481  -  Zone 28P
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia
Altitude AMSL 33 m - 108 ft
Inauguration May 7th 2006
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (...)Forum --> Motorsport Photos --> Google Maps/Earth sat. images of circuits
(2) French
(3) English layout

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Dakar (2006)
Years 2006
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration May 7th 2006
Last update of this page January 4th 2008
Info last update  
Distinctive points  
length 8707  m 28567  ft 5.41  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (3)

Dakar (2006)

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth -
( can be used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)

Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
January 4th 2008   2006 Lorenzo Tommasi Lorenzo Tommasi   Update Map
February 16th 2007   2006 Guido de Carli     New Description without map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
Guido de Carli
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