Taking a quick look into the nations represented in the upcoming event, France is still holding it´s grip when it comes to the number of entrants of participants. One might have thought, by now, that the South American nations would have overtaken the lead in numbers of participants.
Missing out from last year: Canada, China, El Salvador, Greece, Lithuania, Morocco, Namibia, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Newcomer: Estonia, Hungary, Japan, Mexico and San Marino - welcome!
Total number of nationalities represented are: 34 (38)
Total number of entrants (20th of November): 176 (183)
The nations and riders provided from dakar.com 21st of November 2013