December 31st- January 15th 2023 100% Saudi Arabia
Robby Gordon will NOT be competing.
Saudi Arabia is +8 hours on Eastern Time / +11 on the West Coast.
December 31st, the Rally Raid starts in Sea Camp, Saudi Arabia and races North than South East before racing to North to the city of Dammam.
More info as more info becomes available.
All DAKAR postings will be in this thread.
Stage 6 Motorbikes- Another good day for Skyler
LUCIANO BENAVIDES WINS THE STAGE
With Luciano Benavides winning today, it is 7 different stage winners for 7 days of racing! He has beaten his team-mate Skyler Howes by 1'03''. Toby Price is 3rd on the day, 2'28’’ behind. Adrien Van Beveren, who opened the way this morning, finishes in 11th place, 4'27’’ behind the winner. Mason Klein fell twice and finished 12th, 7'33’’ behind Benavides. In the general rankings, Skyler Howes has increased his lead over his direct pursuers, whose positions have not changed on the provisional podium. Toby Price now trails by 3'32’’ and his KTM team-mate Kevin Benavides is 7 minutes behind.
Bikes and Quads Top moments - Stage 6
DAKAR 2023 - STAGE 6
Stage 6 Cars
NUMBER THREE FOR AL ATTIYAH | T1
Nasser Al Attiyah has accomplished the best time on the day’s special. The unflappable Qatari has taken advantage of a series of problems experienced by his adversaries after 236 km and maintained a sufficient lead to keep Sébastien Loeb at bay, who climbs onto the second step of the provisional podium, 3’29’’ behind his Toyota rival. Henk Lategan pipped Guerlain Chicherit at the post to take third place on the special, almost nine minutes behind the winner.
ACCIDENT AND EXIT FROM THE RALLY FOR STÉPHANE PETERHANSEL, CARLOS SAINZ AT A STANDSTILL | T1
Stéphane Peterhansel has had an accident after 212 km of the day’s special. His co-pilot Edouard Boulanger has been injured by the impact leaving him with pain in the back. He has been evacuated by the Dakar medical team to the hospital in Buraydah to undergo further examinations. Mister Dakar’s Audi team-mate Carlos Sainz also suffered an accident at the same place. The team is unharmed and is waiting to repair their vehicle before attempting to resume the race.
Wow, who would have thought that so many top names would have issues the first week.
amazing. Never give up. Press on regardless!
Cars Top moments - Stage 6
TGR Dakar 2023 - Stage 6 Highlights
Stage 6 T3 UTV- A solid day for US drivers
DE MEVIUS REACHES THE FINISHING LINE | T3
Guillaume De Mevius has already reached the end of the special with the best provisional time of the day. However, the Belgian is fighting for victory with Ignacio Casale, who was the 31st to start, and therefore he will have to wait for the Chilean to arrive to find out the outcome of the stage.