The organizing committee of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia announced today through a “virtual press conference” from Paris, the final details of the rally track, with the participation of Prince Abdulaziz al-Faisal, Minister of Sports of Saudi Arabia, President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, Prince Khalid al-Faisal, President of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation of Saudi Arabia, Ceo of Amory Sport “Jan Luminer” and Director of the Dakar Rally “David Castera”.
The details of the all-new route for the Saudi Dakar Rally 2021, which will be held for the second year in a row on the territory of the Kingdom from January 3 to 15, 2021, were revealed and will start from Jeddah province, to travel a distance of 7646 km, length, and width. Desert and topography of the Kingdom, passing through Bisha and Wadi Al-Dawaser, then Riyadh, Buraida, Hail, Skaka, Nium, Ala and Yanbu, all the way to the finish line in Jeddah again on January 15, and the race will be interspersed with a day for the comfort of drivers and teams participating on January 9th in Hail.
Prince Abdulaziz al-Faisal, Saudi Minister of Sports, said: “We succeeded nearly a year ago in making history, when we hosted the Dakar Rally in the Kingdom and Asia for the first time, with the unlimited support of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, which reflects Saudi Arabia’s pursuit of achieving its goals with the vision of Crown Prince, which made the dream of hosting the largest world sporting events such as Dakar a reality, which made the sports sector witness thanks to This support is further excellence and outstanding achievement, achieving Vision 2030 and the Quality of Life Program.”
He added: “The first version of the Dakar Rally Saudi Arabia last year showed the beautiful nature of our country with its beautiful scenery, vast deserts, and historical landmarks, in a racing experience like no other, and in this new version will be a different version in all its forms and unique and a different path, for the contestants and spectators to live a new experience will not be forgotten.”
Prince Khalid al-Faisal said: “Through the first edition of Dakar Saudi Arabia, we have succeeded in demonstrating to the world our organizational ability to host the world’s largest sporting events, where the race has placed the Kingdom on the stage as a regional and global motorsport hub, and the best preparation for the third chapter of the Dakar adventure, our goal is to build a legacy, make a footprint, develop motorsport, and inspire future generations in the Kingdom.”