Chile's biker Francisco Lopez races his Aprilia during the first stage of the 2012 Argentina-Chile-Peru Dakar Rally between Mar del Plata and Santa Rosa de la Pampa, Argentina, Sunday Jan. 1, 2012. ... more 
Chile's biker Francisco Lopez races his Aprilia during the first stage of the 2012 Argentina-Chile-Peru Dakar Rally between Mar del Plata and Santa Rosa de la Pampa, Argentina, Sunday Jan. 1, 2012. This is the fourth consecutive year the event is being held in South America. This year the race begins in Argentina, passes through Chile, and finishes in Lima, Peru, on Jan. 15. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Martin Mejia
Sun, Jan 1, 2012 5:23 PM EST