January 3rd- 15th 2021 100% Saudi Arabia
Robby Gordon is not scheduled to compete.
Saudi Arabia is +8 hours on Eastern Time / +11 on the West Coast.
January 3rd-8th, the Rally Raid starts in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and races South than East before racing to North to the city of Ha'il.
January 9th, Rest Day Ha'il
January 10th-15th, the Rally Raid continues from Ha'il through the North Eastern area of Saudi Arabia before heading to West, than South along the Red Sea, finishing in Jeddah.
LIGHTWEIGHT VEHICLE 12:19
It's 8:57 PM PT at this posting, Ricky starts in less than hour.
Thanks Mike for all you do!!
on FB, search #DAKAR2021 lots of different content.
also on FB, these guys have fun content, iGo2Dakar
In new- news to me. For everyone that wanted the old Hummer's to give a go in Saudi Arabia. Team Yazeed has one entered. Saleh Alabdalali, a DAKAR rookie is the driver. #355
In today's Prologue, they started 53rd and finished 13th.
the 40 position pick-up was the biggest pick-up of positions in the Prologue.
Here we go!
08:42 Brabec is off
The first stage of the 2021 Dakar is under way with the winner of yesterday's prologue, Ricky Brabec, leading the charge for the 277 km special.
there's a new feature. I like it.
some times it's not good to be the first tracks, Brabec -11m at WP1
08:59 Short gets going
Andrew Short has started the first stage of the Dakar. The 38-year-old American recently left Husqvarna for a new challenge with Yamaha, where he will be sharing the stable with the likes of Adrien van Beveren, Franco Caimi, Jamie McCanney and Ross Branch.
Thanks for all the info and links Mike. I'll get going and get in the Dakar mode here shortly.