The Dakar race is the world's toughest rally, including more than two weeks of effort and thousands of kilometres of track.

Every year since 1979, the crew men and women share in an intense rivalry in the desert. The winners are always exceptional. More than in any other form of motorsports, success in the Dakar results from a combination of performance, determination, and regularity.
Since the first day Portugal received the Dakar in 2006, Silvestre Festas was prepared for the challenge and created structures to support the entire event’s tech support, social and show areas, medical support and logistics, dining, and others.