Robby Gordon has not commented on whether or not he will compete.
Saudi Arabia is +8 hours on Eastern Time / +11 on the West Coast.
January 2nd-7th, the Rally Raid starts in Ha'il, Saudi Arabia and races South than West before racing to North to the city of Riyadh.
January 8th, Rest Day Riyadh
January 9th-14th, the Rally Raid continues from Riyadh through the Southern area of Saudi Arabia before heading to West, than West, finishing in Jeddah.