Behind the wheel: Ellen Lohr.
No less than 14 days, 9,000 kilometres of ultra-tough rally routes and the best drivers in the world: the Dakar Rally is something of a legend. This year, it takes the drivers from the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires to Uyuni in Bolivia and back. We were given the chance to accompany Ellen Lohr on the rally. The self-proclaimed Monegasque has driven just about anything with four wheels during her time in motorsports – from a DTM Mercedes to Race Trucks and even a Dakar Rally car. Now she drives our press vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz GLE. The journalists aboard it report on the sporting progress of the rally and thus at the same time also set themselves a huge challenge, because even the so-called support route for press and service vehicles is an adventure which calls for a true professional like Lohr behind the wheel.