The Dakar rally will also be held in January 2021 in Saudi Arabia. 43. Edition of the prestigious desert race will be held from 3. to 15. January in the Arabian Peninsula completed, as the organizer ASO announced on Thursday.

“We will use Saudi Arabia,” said Dakar Director David Castera, the French news Agency AFP: “At each stage we find a little of all the ingredients. We have tried to get the dunes, the technical areas and the fast sections on any race day.”

The Dakar rally traditionally been over large parts of the African continent, was however, for reasons of safety, the 2009 and 2019 in South America organized. In January 2020, the dangerous desert classic was held for the first time in Saudi Arabia, Carlos Sainz won in the car standings.