Sometimes it feels like the other side of the rainbow is just around the corner and a magical treasure is within reach. The two weeks of the 2020 edition in Saudi Arabia, when the Dakar inaugurated Chapter 3 of its history in style, were one such time. Our Saudi hosts had the daring inspiration to believe in this marriage, a vision shared by all the competitors and their crews....
The Dakar Rally is fueled by desire, a willingness, almost a need to be hurtling through vast emptiness on a pulse-racing adventure. And as we found out first-hand earlier this year, that desire is only continuing to burn stronger.
It was the Saudi Arabian Motorsport Federation’s greatest joy to bring Dakar Rally to Asia. Our 2020 race attracted Dakar’s biggest...
It is with tremendous pride, warmth, and anticipation we prepare to welcome the Dakar Rally back to the Kingdom for 2021. It will once again be our honour to extend our renowned hospitality to all competitors, crews, fans and media taking part, as well as all our now close friends and partners at the Amaury Sport Organisation.
The ambitious Vision 2030 blueprint aims to...
2021 Dakar : Arabia as never seen before
Chapter 3 of the history of the Dakar is now in full swing. After the first edition held in the Middle East last January, the competitors and crews are heading back to Saudi Arabia to continue exploring the deserts of the country. The route designed for the 2021 edition is a loop course beginning and ending in Jeddah, where the toughest competitors will arrive a few...
Save the date - Presentation of the 2021 Dakar
Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki AlFaisal Al Saud,
Saudi Sports Minister,
Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Abdullah Al Faisal,
Chairman of the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation,
Yann Le Moënner,...
Sonora Rally 2020 - Road to Dakar winner
Congratulation to Colton Udall for his winning to the Road To Dakar Challenge at the Sonora Rally 2020. He earns an entry fee for the next 2021 Dakar Rally. Congratulation also to Ricky Brabec for his victory to the overall classification.
The Rallye du Maroc and Kalahari become Road to Dakar
The Rallye du Maroc and the Kalahari Rally (South Africa) become Road to Dakar events, qualifying for the Dakar 2021. By taking part in this challenge, the best Rookies will be able to win their free registration for the next Dakar.
Sainz and Brabec show the way in Arabia
The 42nd edition of the Dakar took competitors from the shores of the Red Sea in Jeddah, around the canyons and mountains of the western part of the country, over the dunes of the Empty Quarter and all the way to the Qiddiya Sports and Culture Complex near the capital Riyadh. In the end, American biker Ricky Brabec put an end to Honda's 31-year drought, Carlos Sainz took his...
Yakp wins the Grand Prix
Zaker Yakp will go down in history as the winner of the 13 km Qiddiya Grand Prix in the motorcycle category after beating Toby Price by 21 seconds. The Chinese rookie wrapped up the rally in 42nd place overall and this victory to his name!
Charly Lopez wins 10th Émilie Poucan Photo Contest
Freelance photographer Charly Lopez has won the contest for pro photographers accredited to the Dakar after two weeks of racing and sensational pictures. The selected picture is a stunning helicopter view of stage 9 between Wadi Al Dawasir and Haradh.
Émilie Poucan served as Dakar press agent until 2010, when she died in an air crash on her 32nd birthday...
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