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Dakar Rally Remaining Countdown Forward of 2023

The 2023 Dakar Rally heads again to Saudi Arabia for its fourth version on December 31, with the world’s finest off-road racers going through 5,000 racing kilometres unfold over 14 particular timed levels earlier than the chequered flag lastly falls at Dammam on January 15. Audi, Toyota and MINI will get challenged through the Pink Bull Race


Referred to as the top of Rally Raid, the Dakar Rally is a type of long-distance off-road racing that takes place over a number of days. The rally was born in 1977 after the French bike racer Thierry Sabine received misplaced whereas driving his motorcycle within the Libyan desert through the Abidjan-Good Rally.


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Begin of the Dakar Rally

After discovering his means again to the civilised world, Sabine decided to design a race primarily based on his former expertise, ranging from Europe, then Algiers and crossing the Agadeze earlier than the rally finishes in Dakar. Dakar Rally was born.


The race has grown from locations in Africa to South America. Now to Saudi Arabia, which can be on- or offroad a complete distance of greater than a number of thousand kilometres and requires exact navigation by way of a street ebook. 


Dakar Rally would be the longest for the reason that begin, and contributors should sort out 5,000 kilometres of notable routes and 14 levels. The trails have extra dunes and potential pitfalls than ever earlier than. The prologue begins tomorrow in Yanbu by the Pink Sea and ends in Dammam on the Arabian Gulf on 15 January 2023.


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The 2023 Dakar Rally Athletes


The group of champions on the Dakar Rally should endure the racing challenges, and fresh-faced abilities should put together to push themselves to the restrict in a decor of the gruelling warmth and sands of South Arabia.  Drivers within the T1 Automobile Class, Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel (FRA), make their means in a Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+. The driving force goals for a fourth Dakar title. Nasser stated: “We’re able to defend our title. It could be unimaginable to win once more.”


Utilizing the precise car are the drivers (ZAF)/Dennis Murphy (ZAF), Giniel De Villiers and, Lucas Moraes (BRA)/Timo Gottschalk (DEU), who additionally will return to the rally. Sebastian Loeb (FRA) and co-driver Fabian Lurquin (BEL) push their BRX Prodrive Hunter after being runner-up to Al-Attiyah in 2022.


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In fact, the Audi Crew can’t miss out throughout this important Dakar Rally race. Three-time Dakar Winner Carlos Sainz and co-driver Lucas Cruz from Spain race of their Audi RS Q e-Tron E2. Monsieur Dakar, Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) and co-driver Edouard Boulanger (FRA) will take part Audi’s three-pronged assault with Mattias Ekström (SWE) and Emil Bergkvist (SWE). Fairly the alternative is MINI driver Kuba Przygoński (POL) with co-driver Armand Monleon (ESP) on board.


On bikes through the competitors are Dakar and FIM World Rally-Raid Championship bike champion Sam Sunderland (GBR), who will signify Pink Bull GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing as he targets a 3rd Dakar victory. “The 2023 race is seeking to be one of many hardest ever. I’m underneath no phantasm of what which means.”, based on Sam.


One other rider is the Australian Daniel Saunders. He scored fourth in 2021 with two-time Dakar winner Toby Worth. The Australian stated: “The terrain in Saudi Arabia makes the rally very quick. Some levels are a dash to the end.”


Different former Pink Bull racers who return are Matthias Walkner (AUT) and Kevin Benavides (ARG), whereas Štefan Svitko (SVK), Mohammed Balooshi (ARE) and Camille Chapelière (FRA), who’re all former champions of the Dakar Rally.


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Full Dakar Rally Pink Bull Athlete Members Checklist:


  • #1 – Sam Sunderland (GBR) – Pink Bull GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing
  • #18 – Daniel Sanders (AUS) – Pink Bull GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing
  • #8 – Toby Worth (AUS) – Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing
  • #52 – Matthias Walkner (AUT) – Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing
  • #47 – Kevin Benavides (ARG) – Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing
  • #25 – Mohammed Balooshi (ARE) – MX Journey Dubai
  • #26 – Camille Chapelière (FRA) – Crew Casteu
  • #142 – Štefan Svitko (SVK) – Cross Crew


  • #200 – Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) / Mathieu Baumel (FRA) – Toyota Gazoo Racing
  • #205 – Giniel de Villiers (ZAF) / Dennis Murphy (ZAF) – Toyota Gazoo Racing
  • #230 – Lucas Moraes (BRA) / Timo Gottschalk (DEU) – Toyota Gazoo Racing
  • #201 – Sébastien Loeb (FRA) / Fabian Lurquin (BEL) – Bahrain Raid Xtreme
  • #207 – Carlos Sainz (ESP) / Lucas Cruz (ESP) – Crew Audi Sport
  • #204 – Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) / Edouard Boulanger (FRA) – Crew Audi Sport
  • #211 – Mattias Ekström (SWE) / Emil Bergkvist (SWE) – Crew Audi Sport
  • #222 – Laia Sanz (ESP) / Maurizio Gerini (ITA) – Astara Crew
  • #203 – Kuba Przygoński (POL) / Armand Monleon (ESP) – X-Raid MINI JCW Crew

Light-weight Prototype

  • #300 – Francisco ‘Chaleco’ López (CHL) / Juan Pablo Latrach (CHL) – Pink Bull Can-Am Manufacturing facility Racing
  • #302 – Cristina Gutiérrez (ESP) / Pablo Moreno (ESP) – Pink Bull Can-Am Manufacturing facility Racing
  • #400 – Rokas Baciuška (LTU) / Oriol Vidal (ESP) – Pink Bull Can-Am Manufacturing facility Racing
  • #301 – Seth Quintero (USA) / Dennis Zenz (GER) – Pink Bull Off-Highway Junior Crew introduced by BF Goodrich
  • #303 – Austin ‘AJ’ Jones (USA) / Gustavo Gugelmin (BRA) – Pink Bull Off-Highway Junior Crew introduced by BF Goodrich
  • #314 – Mitch Guthrie (USA) / Kellon Walch (USA) – Pink Bull Off-Highway Junior Crew introduced by BF Goodrich
  • #304 – Guillaume De Mevius (BEL) / François Cazalet (FRA) – GRally Crew
  • #322 – Ignacio Casale (CHL) / Alvaro León (CHL) – X-raid Yamaha Racing Supported Crew

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