More of the 2024 Dakar Rally Raid truck class. Those monsters are indeed amazing to watch in the desert!
Más de la clase de camiones Dakar Rally Raid 2024. ¡Es realmente increíble observar esos monstruos en el desierto!
Big boys CAN jump!!
Spanish motorcycle rider Carles Falcon has died more than a week after crashing in the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia falling 448km into the second stage on Jan. 7 from Al Henakiyah to Al Duwadimi.
Lot's of desert and an Audi RS Q e-tron #207 (Team Audi Sport), Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist
Today’s stage took in 118km of sand dunes through Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter as riders made their first tracks into the jaw-dropping landscapes towards Shubaytah.
Setting off early from the Al-Hofuf bivouac, riders were also faced with an arduous, energy zapping 527 km road section which would require some serious concentration during on the bike, before they were then thrown into the deep dunes on a hot day in the Eastern Province.
After the Dakar had only briefly visited the dunes over the past few days, the full dune programme was on the agenda today. The 118-kilometre stage took the crews into the “Empty Quarter”, where there is little more than sand.
But that was just a foretaste of the next two days. Thursday and Friday also have “dunes galore” on the program.
Another long, hard slog on the way to Al Hofuf, a city nestled in the heart of a sprawling, lush oasis dotted with three million date palms.
The terrain is a bit faster and easier to make up for the length of the special and the fact that it is the second half of a marathon stage.
Liaison: 332 km / 206.30 miles
Stage: 299 km / 185.79 miles
Yazeed Al Rajhi and Timo Gottschalk take overall lead of Dakar 2024 after finishing the third stage a short while ago.
🏁 Al Salamiya -Hotat Bani Tamim
With just two hours of service after stage 3 of #Dakar 2024, the #BRX crew made the
Prodrive Hunter perfect again for
Sebastien Loeb and Fabian Lurquin
2024 #TheDakar #RallyRaid Al Henakiyah to Al Duwadimi.
Liaison: 192 km / 119.30 miles
Stage: 463 km / 287.69 miles
30some kilometers of dune surfing did suit the big "old" man of Dakar RallyRaid Racing.
14 times #Dakar winner Stephane Peterhansel took the opportunity in his Audi e-tron to secure another stage win.
Top 10 cars so far:
Stage 2 of 2024 #TheDakar #RallyRaid Al Henakiyah to Al Duwadimi.
30 km of dunes been to conquer by the field in the first part of the course.
Otherwise this brand-new special takes place on fast sections of the course.
Top 10 motos:
The Dakar has always pushed the boundaries of the motorcycle industry, and today I'm going to talk about why we think 2024 could be a hugely important race for the whole industry, and possibly the closest Dakar in many years..
We discuss Mason Klein and the Kove Works Team and Barreda's shock last minute move as well as looking at the bikes and favorites in the different classes.
Prodrive looks ahead to the 2024 Dakar Rally as it embarks on the challenge of almost 8000 km with seven cars across four teams.
Featuring interviews with drivers Sébastien Loeb and Nasser Al-Attiyah, as well as Prodrive Chairman, David Richards CBE, Prodrive previews one of the greatest motorsport races in the world.
Looks like Ross Branch with
Hero Motosports did score another #TheDakar stage-win at Alula to Al Henakiyah leg of the #RallyRaid
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The calm before the Dakar storm 😎.
Get ready for scrutineerings tomorrow… the final countdown is on!
A.S.O. finally presented the entire route of the Dakar 2024 through Saudi Arabia.
Previously, the teams only knew the start town of Alula, the finish town of Yanbu and the rough route.
Rally Director David Castera began with a clear statement: “This will be the toughest edition since the rally moved to the Middle East.”
The crews have to cover a total of 7,891 kilometers in January, 4,727 of which are against the clock.
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