More than just an off-road rally.
Saudi Arabia welcomes more than 550 drivers from 62 world countries to experience the spectacular nature and unique terrain of the uncharted Saudi desert. The five countries leading the number of pilots participating in Dakar Saudi Arabia 2020 are France, Spain, Argentina, The Czech Republic, and Holland, with several Dakar legends from these countries calling for professionals and amateurs alike to participate in Chapter 3 of Dakar.
Dakar Saudi Arabia 2020 kicked off in Jeddah yesterday before drivers and crews navigated their way to the north through the challenging trip along the coast, where the drivers pass by Red Sea Project and the futuristic megacity of Neom.
They will then cruise through the sandy hills of Ha’il on the way to Riyadh before taking a turn to the west in the center of the kingdom’s enormous desert and then looping back towards the east to enter the Empty Quarter ahead of crossing the finish line in Qiddiya, a future entertainment, sports, and cultural destination.
By hosting major international sporting events, Saudi Arabia is building a legacy as a world sports and entertainment destination, and an event of the caliber of Dakar Rally would surely cement the kingdom’s status.
Dakar Saudi Arabia 2020 consists of 12 stages, allowing pilots coming from across 6 continents to discover Saudi Arabia’s rich past, live it’s modernized present, and meet its future as they race through the Kingdom.
The pilots will be driving specially modified vehicles, trucks, quad, SxS, and motorbikes, designed to handle the stages of various terrains.