Riyadh: The 44th edition of the Dakar Rally got off to a great start in the highs and lows of the deserts of Saudi Arabia.
In the early stages of the rally, participants demonstrated their skills on the perilous routes to Jeddah.
Saudi Arabia is once again hosting + the Dakar Rally. From January 1 to January 14, 650 drivers from 70 countries will try their luck.
Saudi Arabia is hosting the Dakar Rally for the third year in a row, according to the lesson website.
The regular competition started on Sunday (today).
Preparations for this grand event in the world of sports have reached a climax, beginning with the Hail Desert and ending on January 14 in Jeddah, with a break in the capital Riyadh on January 8.
Dakar Rally Edition 44 is the biggest competition in history, more than 650 drivers are participating in it, they belong to 70 countries of the world, besides 430 vehicles of different categories will participate in the rally, 146 Dakar included in classic category.
Qatar’s Nasir Al-Attiyah made a triumphant start by covering a distance of 19 km in 10 minutes and 56 seconds.