Relocated to Saudi Arabia for the next five years, the Dakar has just unveiled its course. Its starting point will be the city of Jeddah.
From January 5th to 17th, the 42nd edition of the Dakar Rally will be held in Saudi Arabia. The race, the first one of the prestigious rally to be held in Asia, will start in Jeddah on the west coast of the country and travel more than 9,000 kilometres to reach Al Qiddiya.
A route that meets the requirements of the Dakar Rally
It will cross the Tabuk and Al Hail regions in the north as well as the Rub al-Khali desert in the south.The route thus offers desert expanses with varied characteristics, involving skills like driving and speed, but also navigation and physical endurance. In short, the track perfectly meets the requirements of the Dakar Rally.