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2017 Dakar Rally animated route map

The Dakar Rally's reputation as the most extreme rally on the planet is in no danger of diminishing following details of the new route being revealed by race organisers.

With some stages containing more than 500km against the clock, and six consecutive days at over 3,000m above sea level – there’s a punishing schedule awaiting those brave enough to make the trip to South America for the 2017 Dakar Rally.

Can Toby Price retain his number one plate and win a second Dakar title?

Watch the clip above to see what’s in store for racers as motorsports’ toughest test of endurance returns to South America.