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.
So it looks like Ricky is off and rolling. Longest stage I believe.
Thanks for all the updates Mike. I'm slow in keeping up this year but working on it. It was good to see that on the bikes, Andrew Short did well with a 3rd on the stage and no major fall since he said he is running out of helmets. Let's hope he keeps that up, the no falling part that is. And as a privateer Skyler Howes is doing awesome! I can't imagine riding the Dakar as a privateer, well, ok, at all.
It was fun to see Utta Kleinschmidt there since I remember Robby being on team VW with her for his first time in Dakar! He did help her out a lot! Boy was that a long time ago. This year I seem to be more excited about the bikes than the cars. Carlos Sainz seems to be doing well so far. Oh well, we will see what this next stage has in store.
Wow ... man time flys.
Yup, that was fun to watch! Boy he looks so young! LOL It was fun to see Robby have a good time and laugh right there at the beginning. It was interesting to hear the announcer say that Robby has his own unique way to cross the river! Then Utta said that she was very thankful that Robby was there to exchange the steering with her when she had her issues and that he must have taken apart many cars since he was so fast which helped her not to lose that much time. She greatly appreciated that.
Well it looks like Ricky made it to the rest point of the Stage 6. P1 for Ricky !
Good morning, Stage 6