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 9 T3 UTV
ZILLE WINS IN THE T3 CATEGORY | T3
David Zille has tasted victory to make it his very first stage win on the Dakar. The Argentinean has beaten Guillaume de Mevius by just 2 seconds. Mitch Guthrie, who led for a good part of the stage, has finished 12’’ behind the winner and holds on to the lead in the general rankings. Austin Jones has finished the day a little less than 9’30’’ behind Zille, allowing de Mevius to increase his lead in the general rankings to 12 minutes.
Extended highlights of Stage 9 presented by Aramco
Mason Klein, Skyler Howes discuss 'demanding' Stage 9 of Dakar Rally | Motorsports on NBC
Stage 9 - 2023 Dakar Rally | EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS | 1/10/23 | Motorsports on NBC
Sadly, an Italian DAKAR spectator has succumbed to an accident during the 9th Stage.
That is sad when a life is lost during the Dakar, sorry to hear that.
oh no, here's the footage. It's no guruism.
Stage 10 Motorbikes-
ROSS BRANCH SCORES A BRACE
Ross Branch started the special in 28th place and quietly posted the fastest time at each checkpoint. In the end, he won the stage by 21 seconds over Van Beveren, adding a second victory to his tally in this Dakar and landing Hero MotoSports its third stage win ever. It will have little impact on the standings, as a slew of mechanicals in the early part of the race knocked the Botswanan out of contention for the title. Docherty came in third, 30" back, with Kevin Benavides at 1 minute.
The Argentinian 2021 Dakar champion moved into the overall lead, with the former leader, Skyler Howes, 1'29" back and Toby Price 2'10" down. The fight for the podium is still very close, with VBA at 9'52" in fourth place and Quintanilla and Klein about 15 minutes back in fifth and sixth.
Bikes and Quads Top moments - Stage 10
Stage 10 Cars
THREE IN A ROW FOR LOEB | T1
Sébastien Loeb won again today. The BRX driver set the fastest time by just over 3 minutes over Mattias Ekström, clawing just under 6 minutes back from Nasser Al Attiyah, still ensconced at the top of the leader board, and coming within 16 minutes of Lucas Moraes, second overall and third today.