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.
16:51 Jackpot for López!
Chaleco López has finished the fifth special in the lead to win for the second time this year. Khalifa Al-Attiyah lost time on the final portion, but completed the stage in second place, a little less than 3’ behind López. Rookie Seth Quintero grabbed his second stage podium finish at the tender age of just 18 years old and is showing plenty of promise.
Jones with another solid finish 3rd on the day , 3rd overall
todays stage was over 5 hours long. Chaleco would have been 13th against the cars -27minoverall 28th -4hrs
LIGHTWEIGHT VEHICLE 11:54
stage 6 motorbikes
14:36 Number three for Barreda!
Joan Barreda is once again triumphant on completion of the sixth special. The HRC rider wins for the third time this year, just 13 seconds in front of the Yahama ridden by Ross Branch and 53’’ ahead of Daniel Sanders’ KTM.
15:52 Sainz wins the sixth special!
Carlos Sainz has achieved his second victory of the year on completion of the day’s special finishing near Ha’il. The Spaniard was the quickest driver at the first intermediate point and went on to open the gap over his pursuers who were not able to catch him. All in all, a fine performance from the Mini driver!
15:31 Al-Attiyah overtakes Peterhansel!
After 303 km, Nasser Al-Attiyah moved nine seconds ahead of Stéphane Peterhansel and he has gone on to double his lead at the finishing line on today’s special. However, it has not changed much in the general standings, because the Frenchman still has a lead of a little less than six minutes over his Qatari rival.
13:26 Broken suspension arm for Loeb!
It is more or less a case of what a difference a day does not make for Sébastien Loeb… The Frenchman has just broken a suspension arm after 97 km and is awaiting his assistance team, making this a difficult return to the Dakar for the nine times WRC champion!
17:25 A historic victory for Quintero!
At the tender age of just 18 years old, Seth Quintero has held off Khalifa Al-Attiyah to win his very first special stage victory. This is a historic success for the American, who has become the youngest competitor on the Dakar to achieve such a feat!