Summary - 01/01 17:19 [GMT +3]

Dakar 2022 - Stage 1A | Sanders and Al-Attiyah earn sanding ovation


The 409 vehicles on the start list inaugurated the Dakar like never before. After departing Jeddah along the Red Sea for a northbound 225 km transfer, the starting shot for the qualifying stage was fired at the entrance to the Medina region. The opening 19 km sprint was a sign of things to come: sandy tracks and dunes in an all-sand timed sector...

Stage 1A - JEDDAH > HA'IL

Bang in the middle of two long liaisons, this 19km romp on dirt tracks and small dunes will give entrants the chance to test their vehicles and, even more importantly, will separate the wheat from the chaff to determine the starting order for the next stage. The results of the special will also give rise to a peculiar ceremony at the briefing in which the top 15 competitors in each category will get to choose, in reverse order in the standings, their starting position for special 1B… Expect to see some bluffing!

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special n°1A 19 kmBikeQuadCarLight PrototypeSSVTruck
1st start [GMT +3]07:4707:3010:2012:2313:1514:24
Number of participants
left 144 20 88 48 47 56
arrival 144 20 88 48 47 56