Dakar 2011 is now but a memory

So the 2011 Dakar is now behind us, and the results are in.  Volkswagen takes the top three steps, and BMW comes in 4th and 5th.  What an absolutely amazing rally.  I've spent the last two weeks following the official Dakar youtube channel, and while the updates have come at the end of each day, they have been very good.  Some fantastic footage, to be sure.

So, now ... only 50 weeks left until the start of the 2012 Dakar.