INTRALOT Group will become part of Rally Dakar 2011, sponsoring the Dakar champion, Vasilis Orfanos, who will compete with his rally motorbike for 16 days across the Atacama Desert and the Andes, the rough and adventurous terrain of Argentina and Chile. He will have the opportunity to try his best in order to achieve the best possible result, after winning first position in his category at the Rally Dakar in 2003. The 33rd Dakar, the ultimate challenge for both athlete and vehicle, will take place during the first two weeks of 2011.

Commenting on his participation, Vasilis Orfanos stated: “This is my fifth time to compete in the Rally Dakar, but I feel the same anxiety and enthusiasm as I did the first time.  INTRALOT Group is one of my most valuable supporters to assist me with this challenging and extremely exciting adventure. My motto is that We can achieve anything, as long as we try it hard.” 

Mr. Nikos Nikolakopoulos, INTRALOT Latin America Managing Director, stated: “INTRALOT is proud to support Vassilis Orfanos, in this extraordinary event in the world of motor sports. Latin America is one of the first markets where INTRALOT expanded its operations since it is a challenging market with great potential. Vasilis’ winning spirit matches INTRALOT’s philosophy and that is why we have decided to support him. His motto is applicable in sports, but also in business and INTRALOT has proved that its hard work and dedication to achieve high goals are indispensable, in order to become a leader in Latin America and worldwide. We wish him good luck and we are looking forward to seeing him in Buenos Aires holding the winning flag”.

For more than thirty years, the Rally Dakar has brought together bikers, car drivers and truckers who battle to be the best in terms of physical endurance and technical performance. The 2011 edition will start in Buenos Aires, which will also be the city to welcome the winners at the end of this highly intense race.