January 5, San Luis. It seems that the organizers of the rally from the first stage intend to prove that their promise "Dakar 2014: longer, higher and tougher" is not a joke. Liaison of 809 kilometers led the participants from Rosario to the heart of the South American continent, in San Luis, a town with 110 thousand population, located in the foothills of the Andes at an altitude of 762 meters above sea level. The bivouac of the rally is set on a race track in the picturesque village of Potrero de los Funes, known by the fact that some stages of FIA GT were held there. The circuit was created by modifying the ring road that encircles Lake Potrero de los Funes, at the course's center. And the lake is in the crater of the extinct volcano! But the struggle at the Dakar-2014 began to look like active volcano.