Chile move for Dakar Rally?

Earlier this week we bought you news of the Dakar Rally's cancellation. Upon hearing the news head of Chile's Tourist Service, Oscar Santelices has offered the Atacama Desert as a possible replacement.
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The desert already hosts the annual Patagonia Atacama Rally and would seem ideal for hosting the race with the possible exception of having a catchy name.

Other countries being considered include Australia, Russia, and China but as for this year's event, it's officially over. There's no chance of re-location either as all competitors have been fully refunded - guess we'll have to wait til next year.

We'd like to hear your thoughts. Would you like to see a Paris-Dakar style rally in Australia? If so, what route should it take?