Well not a Dakar then is it.
It's a shame they are forced to do this under threat of terrorism but that's the world we live in
read it here:http://www.dakar.com/index_DAKus.html
They were already planning to organise a sort of 'Dakar' rallye series in 2009 but have decided to start these series now 2008. http://www.centraleuroperally.com/
Will be very interesting to see how this series develops. KTM already say they will support the series