Liaison > 270 km - Special > 373 km
Summary - 05/01 19:32 [GMT +3]

Dakar 2023 - Stage 5 | Van Beveren surges forth, Al Attiyah calmly collects

The exploration of the region around Ha’il continued with a journey south of the city, following a route for a special that was 100% sand, where long stretches of off-road driving forced the competitors to use their navigational skills. Their prowess in reading the roadbook also came into play when selecting choices of direction made tricky by the recent rain...

Ha’il > Ha’il

Sand, sand and more sand in the second loop around Ha'il, the Saudi capital of off-road racing. A field of small dunes with camel grass will give way to vast expanses peppered with dunes. Dune-jumping proficiency will spell the difference between gaining and losing minutes in this slalom-type section. Only the real experts will master the soft sand without losing time.

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