Dream Dakar

Ali Gharib’s dream is about to come true

The Dakar is the most brutal and most spectacular rally of the world. 849 drivers and co-pilots in four vehicle classes (two-wheeled vehicles, quads, passenger cars and trucks) are announced for the rally in 2015, only three German drivers start except Ali Gharib in the passenger car class. In the previous year, only 50% of all Dakar participants achieved the finish line, the other teams had to retire during one of 13 stages through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.

Ali Gharib, Major (ret.) of the German Armed Forces, organizes and finances his long-standing dream of the participation in Dakar Rally mainly privately. He and his team of dedicated friends have only 9 months for all preparations, outfitting, car-testing and physical training. Will Ali and his co-driver H.C. Maurer make their private funded Dakar start in front of one million people in Buenos Aires?

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  • Episode 1

    The Dakar Rally is the most brutal and spectacular rally in the world. Sand, blood, sweat, tears, success and defeat aren't far apart. The best German racers are all being helped by factories and company groups. All of them? No! Ali Gharib, self-made business man and major in the German army, sponsors himself his everlasting dream, which is the participation in the Dakar Rally 2015 as a private racer with a few sponsors. A ten-part series produced by Volkmar Balensiefer.

    11.02.2018 21:00 - 21:20 (UTC)

  • Episode 2

    The team about the German racer Ali Gharib planted in its mind that they initially want to participate in the 9.000 kilometer-long Dakar Rally in 2015 with a Land Rover Defender. Still of good cheer the duties will be defined in the first project meeting, 9 months before the start of the rally. None of the drivers can imagine in what he's engaged in. The project is being escorted by a film team. Ten episodes will be produced until the start of the rally in Buenos Aires.

    11.02.2018 21:20 - 21:45 (UTC)

  • Episode 3

    The dream of participating in the Dakar Rally 2015 continues. The team about the German racer Ali Gharib is undertaking its first vehicle tests in a quarry. Co-driver and navigator Hans-Christian Maurer is practicing the driving and the navigation with Ali. The Land Rover Defender has to be equipped with a FIA-accordant roll cage before its start, which is a serious challenge for the team und it's the first real crucial test.

    25.02.2018 21:25 - 21:45 (UTC)

  • Episode 4

    Private driver Ali Gharib from Germany wants to take part at the Dakar 2015. He has to undergo high altitude training and a tough physical program. As the first fire suits are ready for Ali and his co-driver Hans-Christian the team will take part at the 24-hours rally of Gorm. The event is a serious test for the Dakar newbies.

  • Episode 5

    The Dakar Rally is the most brutal and spectacular rally in the world. Sand, blood, sweat, tears, success and defeat aren't far apart. The best German racers are all being helped by factories and company groups. All of them? No! Ali Gharib, self-made business man and major in the German army, sponsors himself his everlasting dream, which is the participation in the Dakar Rally 2015 as a private racer with a few sponsors. A ten-part series produced by Volkmar Balensiefer.

  • Episode 6

    The Dakar Rally is the most brutal and spectacular rally in the world. Sand, blood, sweat, tears, success and defeat aren't far apart. The best German racers are all being helped by factories and company groups. All of them? No! Ali Gharib, self-made business man and major in the German army, sponsors himself his everlasting dream, which is the participation in the Dakar Rally 2015 as a private racer with a few sponsors. A ten-part series produced by Volkmar Balensiefer.

  • Episode 7

    The Dakar Rally is the most brutal and spectacular rally in the world. Sand, blood, sweat, tears, success and defeat aren't far apart. The best German racers are all being helped by factories and company groups. All of them? No! Ali Gharib, self-made business man and major in the German army, sponsors himself his everlasting dream, which is the participation in the Dakar Rally 2015 as a private racer with a few sponsors. A ten-part series produced by Volkmar Balensiefer.

  • Episode 8

    The Dakar Rally is the most brutal and spectacular rally in the world. Sand, blood, sweat, tears, success and defeat aren't far apart. The best German racers are all being helped by factories and company groups. All of them? No! Ali Gharib, self-made business man and major in the German army, sponsors himself his everlasting dream, which is the participation in the Dakar Rally 2015 as a private racer with a few sponsors. A ten-part series produced by Volkmar Balensiefer.

  • Episode 9

    The Dakar Rally is the most brutal and spectacular rally in the world. Sand, blood, sweat, tears, success and defeat aren't far apart. The best German racers are all being helped by factories and company groups. All of them? No! Ali Gharib, self-made business man and major in the German army, sponsors himself his everlasting dream, which is the participation in the Dakar Rally 2015 as a private racer with a few sponsors. A ten-part series produced by Volkmar Balensiefer.

  • Episode 10

    The Dakar Rally is the most brutal and spectacular rally in the world. Sand, blood, sweat, tears, success and defeat aren't far apart. The best German racers are all being helped by factories and company groups. All of them? No! Ali Gharib, self-made business man and major in the German army, sponsors himself his everlasting dream, which is the participation in the Dakar Rally 2015 as a private racer with a few sponsors. A ten-part series produced by Volkmar Balensiefer.