January 5th- 17th 2020 100% Saudi Arabia
Robby Gordon is not scheduled to compete.
Saudi Arabia is +8 hours on Eastern Time / +11 on the West Coast.
January 5th-10th, the Rally Raid starts in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and races North East before racing to South Eastern city of Riyadh.
January 11th, Rest Day Riyadh
January 12th-17th, the Rally Raid continues from Riyadh through the South Eastern area of Saudi Arabia before heading to West, finishing in Qiddiya.
Hiways in Saudi Arabia
Who do we have from America Mike ?
Ricky Brabec and Andrew Short are in the bike class.
Casey Currie is in the SxS class again I believe.
I was thinking cars. But yes. I love the commercial with Currie. He talks about having no idea how hard it was coming in the first year. How tough it is. All the things RG has been saying for years.
It is the toughest race in the World by a long shot. Although having it in one country MAY make it easier
#6 Andrew Short- Husqvarna
#9 Ricky Brabec- Honda
#47 Garrett Poucher- KTM
#59 Skyler Howes- Husqvarna
#104 Kyle McCoy- KTM
#52 Peter Vlcek, CZE- Husqvarna, Peter has been living in the US for 20? years
No lawnmower entries
#344 Bobby Patton/ Robby Pierce- Toyota I don't know who Robby P is but Robbie Pierce is the owner of Jimco, Bobby Patton drives a Jimco in SCORE events, Co-owner of the LA Dodgers. I hope they at least have fun.
#405 Casey Currie/ Sean Berriman- Can-Am
#427 Austin Jones/ Kellon Walch- Can-Am I'm not sure what to expect?
No Truck entries
I failed to mention, I'll be watching #310 Alonso with Marc Coma. I'm betting on Marc helping Fernando to an amazing DAKAR 'Rookie' performance.
Hope we do not jinx Fernando, but that was what they expected of Fernando when he was entered into the Mclaren entry at Indianapolis. Organisation of that effort was pretty bad and Alonso did not even qualify.Unlike his very impressive effort when he first ran Indy
Austin Jones ? Family to PJ ? Great to see Kellon going !!!
Thanks Mike !
New DAKAR promo footage