3rd January - 17th January 2025

Dakar Rally in Saudi

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About Dakar in Saudi 2025

The 47th edition of the world-famous Dakar Rally will take place from January 3rd to 17th, 2025, marking the sixth edition of the event in Saudi Arabia.

For the sixth consecutive year, the motorsport world will focus on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as it hosts the most prestigious and challenging endurance rally globally.

The world's most fearless endurance racers will navigate diverse and spectacular landscapes, varied terrains, and changing climate zones.

The 2025 edition of Dakar Saudi Arabia will commence in the city of Bisha, located in the southwest of the Kingdom. The journey will span 12 stages over 14 days of racing, during which competitors will traverse many areas featuring a wide array of terrains. This will allow participants to explore the Kingdom's most stunning natural landscapes and archaeological sites. The rally will culminate in Shubaytah in the Empty Quarter, the largest continuous sand desert in the world.

Dakar Rally 2025 route

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Dakar Rally 2024 in Saudi Bivouac Virtual tour

Experience the Dakar Rally in Saudi Al Ula Bivouac virtually and get a first-hand look at the teams working on their vehicles, on the podium or the race headquarter area. This 360-degree immersive tour will introduce you to the unique experience of the Dakar in Saudi. Use your mouse, trackpad or finger to move left or right and up or down for a full-immersive experience.

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Vehicle categories



Cars (T1 & T2)

Lightweight vehicles (T3 & T4)

Trucks (T5)

Dakar Classic

Meet the Drivers

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View the top 3 drivers for each vehicle category.

Sam Sunderland1

Gasgas Factory Racing
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United Kingdom

Pablo Quintanilla2

Monster Energy Honda
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Matthias Walkner3

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
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Sam Sunderland

Sam Sunderland
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