The 2018 Dakar is closer than it seems. It takes a lot of prep and the setup process takes so long that teams are already transporting vehicles and supplies. So, since the announcements are coming out almost daily I figure it's not too early to start a thread. There are 525 competitors registered from 54 nationalities. Of 337 vehicles total, 190 bikes and quads, 105 cars and 42 trucks.