2022 Dakar: the call of the Desert
In 2020 the Dakar competitors and teams discovered Saudi Arabia. In 2021 they familiarised themselves with its territories in unique conditions, and in 2022 they will continue their exploration. A glance at the map of the country invites those who love wide-open spaces to go into the Empty Quarter. This immense desert is as big as France and extends over the entire south-eastern...
The culture of the challenge
We made a promise back in 2021 to organise the rally amid the massive challenge of the global Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic that took the world by storm and saw unprecedented travel restrictions and a variety of protocols introduced. But we managed to rise to the challenge and deliver on our promise.
Today, we stand on the verge of hosting the event for a third successive...
The Bedouin Touch
All travellers have their own style, preferences and habits. At the Dakar, we like to travel like vagabonds, dedicated to discovery and wonder, and in our case, to technical performance and endurance under extreme conditions. Saudi Arabia offers an immense variety of wide open spaces and unique places to satisfy this thirst, even for the most demanding. And the bivouac lifestyle...
Save the date - Presentation of the 2022 Dakar
HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Abdullah Al Faisal,
Chairman of the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation,
Director of the Dakar,
and the Dakar team
are delighted to invite you to discover the major points of the route
and the sporting innovations...
A season in three acts
ASO, organizer of the Andalucía Rally and Dakar, and in partnership with Rallye du Maroc, proposes a special offer to you if you wish to participate in 2 or 3 of the events previously mentioned.
Take advantage of the best prices in some of the most renowned rally sporting events in quality and safety, and we will reward your loyalty!
Émilie-Poucan photo Contest, 11th edition
The winners are …
Akl Yazbeck and Charly Lopez
Exceptionally the jury have chosen 2 photos for the Émilie-Poucan photo contest.
Thank you to the 31 photographers who have participated in the contest.
The Jury was composed by:HRH Prince...
Peterhansel and Benavides enter the history books
30 years after his first victory on a bike on the Dakar, Stéphane Peterhansel has added a 14th title to his collection and his 8th behind the wheel of a car, becoming the only driver to have won on three continents. At the finish in Jeddah, Kevin Benavides has also written himself into the history books as the first...
Francisco “Chaleco” López: “I am very happy with the win, it's perfect”
Francisco “Chaleco” López, the winner of his category in 2019 on the last Dakar organised in South America, added a second triumph to his roll of honour after having to make do with the third step on the podium last year. Despite a complicated time on stage six when he dropped from first to fifth place in the general standings, the Chilean regained the...
Dmitry Sotnikov: “We’re glad to continue our tradition of victory”
The 18th triumph for Kamaz in the truck race was offered to them by Dmitry Sotnikov, who added his name to the Dakar roll of honour for the first time, having led the rally without interruption from the finish of the first stage.
“It was the best race in my career. It was my dream and a lot of work, many years of work since my first Dakar in 2014 and finally we have...
Manuel Andújar: “It's really emotional”
Although he was participating in only his fourth Dakar, Manuel Andújar triumphed in Jeddah ahead of Giovanni Enrico and Pablo Copetti. Alongside bike category winner Kevin Benavides, the two Argentinean riders have well and truly left their mark on the 2021 edition of the rally.
“It’s my fourth Dakar and my first win. I’m really happy to be here....
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