Due to security threats in Mauritania the rally from 2009 is held in South America

Consider the following statements.
1) The Dakar Rally is held every year from Paris (France) to Dakar (Senegal) to celebrate independence of Senegal from France in 1960.
2) Due to security threats in Mauritania the rally from 2009 is held in South America.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 & 2
(D) neither 1 nor 2

Answer: (B) 2 only