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ADV EventsCompetitionsDakar Rally — Dec. 31 - Jan. 15, 2023

Dakar Rally — Dec. 31 – Jan. 15, 2023

The world's toughest rally raid makes some big changes for 2023.

Published on 11.29.2022

The world’s most grueling rally is returning to Saudi Arabia with major changes set to frame the coming chapter of the race. According to the organizers, the 2023 Dakar revisions are in part a response to what fans have been asking for; “a longer, more difficult Dakar, with more kilometers and more dunes,” says race director, David Castera.

The result? An even more challenging race with 14 punishing stages, higher risks for following other riders’ tracks and more rewards for stage openers.


The route will take the pilots from the beaches of the Red Sea to the sands of the Arabian Gulf in Dammam. This crossing of the country will be, in fact, a complete tour as the 14 stages will first lead the Dakar to the north-western mountain regions before heading to the deep southeast for a three-day journey through ocean of dunes in the Empty Quarter.


This will be the fourth time the Rally will be held in Saudi Arabia, which will include 70 percent new tracks.

For more information on the big changes to the 2023 Dakar Rally, check out our roundup article.

Highlights will be broadcast for United States viewers on NBC Sports or online at Red Bull TV.

Details: Dakar Rally

Author: Christian Lowe

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  1. The “empty quarter” is the sole reason for the war in Yemen. How many children have to die before western companies get a concience ?


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