Less than a week after the passage of the world’s most demanding competition, San Rafael felt in the streets the arrival of the Dakar Rally Argentina-Chile 2010 which is right now in the neighboring country, fulfilling the Iquique-Antofagasta route to one day break in this last Chilean city. According to the estimates made by Leonardo Boto, General Coordinator of the Dakar Rally 2010, this issue will have a greater economic impact than last year, an increase of 15%. At the country level it predicted that Argentina will win $ 120 million, marking the rise compared to 2009. San Rafael is not exempt of that gain, as it will be part, together with other 8 cities, the Argentine rally route. Undoubtedly, this privilege, repeated as in 2009, will allow the south of the province enter prior to the end of the first half of January funds resulting mainly from the massive reserves of hotels and cabins that many fans have conducted by the Department. Accommodation is the main source of income leaving the Dakar, as was confirmed Boto. In addition to those who come to San Rafael to stay, this part of the province is in the eyes of the world at least for a day. That promotion guarantees further visits in subsequent years. Keep in mind that San Rafael owns one of the areas most sought by Dakar competitors are dunes Nihuil considered by the organizers themselves as â € œthe last great filter dakara € ??. Not yet how much fuel will demand spread over rally by San Rafael. Recall that last year 80,000 liters were bought in local service stations. While this year will be less vehicles that arrive in the department, it is considered a good income on fuel. As indicated in previous reports, who is preparing to welcome the Dakar is the Villa 25 de Mayo district, which surely will house hundreds of spectators when vehicles cross that area to address Nihuil. Thus the Villa has the potential to significantly increase revenue in one day.