12th Dakar Rally

Our English and Spanish translators are translating the Dakar Rally coverage for millions of motorsport enthusiasts.

For the 12th consecutive year, our translators are starting the year at full throttle alongside A.S.O.

Overview of services provided during the 2018 Dakar:
. Languages translated: French, English and Spanish
. Estimated working time over the duration of the rally (17 days): > 400 hours
. Translation services available around the clock every day of the event

Colingua and the Dakar, a shared history:
. First participation for our translators in 2007 (Lisbon–Dakar)
. 12th consecutive participation
. Languages translated on www.dakar.com since 2007: French, English, Spanish, German, European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese
. 365 days a year: the communications requirements of a world-class event like the Dakar stretch far beyond the 2 weeks of racing in South America. Colingua Translations is there for A.S.O.’s translation requirements every day of the year.

Colingua translators do the lion’s share of their work on the official event website www.dakar.com, where they translate live race updates and many behind-the-scenes texts, but they are also involved with some of the content on the mobile app. These media remain as relevant as ever despite the growing use of social networks.

Colingua Translations has built on its Dakar experience over the years to become the industry standard in sports translation (with a portfolio including fifteen professional cycling races, marathons, half marathons, etc.), particularly in the world of motor sports, where it has provided its services to other internationally renowned rallies such as the Merzouga Rally (Morocco, 2016 and 2017), the Desafío Inca (Peru, 2013 and 2014), the Central Europe Rally (2008) and the Silk Way Rally (Russia, 2009, 2010 and 2011).

The Dakar in figures (2017, Source A.S.O.)
TV coverage in 190 countries, with a total of 70 channels including NBC Sports (source: A.S.O.
Over 4 million fans on the roadside
Over 9 million visits on the official website www.dakar.com translated by Colingua
Over 6 million visits on the official app translated by Colingua

Copyright photo: A.S.O.


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