a Dakar Rally Partner Since 1991


Total has been sponsoring the Dakar Rally, a daunting technical, competitive and personal challenge, since the 1990s.

This legendary off-road rally moved to South America in 2009.

 It follows a 9,000-kilometer course through Argentina, Chile and Per. Present for more than 25  years in the region, Total oversees a logistics operation that refuels the motorcycles, quads, cars and trucks during the race. Some 30 vehicles and 400 people are deployed at roughly 50 refueling points.

Total's logo is also sported during the race by several of the main competitors, including Christian Lavieille, Isabelle Patissier, Thierry Magnaldi and David Casteu in 2012.

Lastly, each year we award the Elf Moto trophy, just for the motorcyclists taking part.

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