Originally Posted by focallength
Why not just PM Neduro...after all he raced it...
Ned won't be there this year. You need to talk to someone on an assistance team for the Dakar 2013, and try to get in free. The ASO will allow a small number of day passes for team sponsors, family, etc.. Or, pay the ASO for their special tourist pass.
Trust me on this, I've been on 5 Dakars as either a racer or team manager and got plenty of people into the bivouacs. (Including that very pretty girl in Chile in 2010.)