He Dakar Rally It is known to be the most difficult in the world. The 43rd edition of the race that everyone wants to take home will start next Sunday, again in Saudi Arabia. The organization of the test was greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), and the new strain that was discovered a few days ago in Great Britain. However, everything will develop normally.
Historic pilots will start from the city of Jeddah, to seek victory. Carlos Sainz He arrives at this edition with 58 years and as a defending champion. However, the test will feature experienced pilots who will try to snatch the crown from the Spanish. Among them will be Sebastien Loeb, Nasser Al-Attiyah, Stéphane Peterhansel or Giniel de Villiers.
The test will take place over 15 days, and it will be in a single country (Saudi Arabia) for the third time. Another of the most incredible data is that there will be 13 women participating in the rally, one more than in 2020. In addition, more than 70% of the test takes place in dunes. The dunes are the soul of the event and it is where the most spectacular images are given. The BFGoodrich tire brand will be in charge of 80% of the delivery of the components of the cars, trucks and motorcycles that start the race.
One of the most special moments of each completed stage is when the pilots arrive at the famous ‘Bivouac’. This place is the camp where all the repair and rest tasks take place. In addition, all the journalists and curators meet. Approximately 3000 people will gather at the Bivouac in this edition of the rally, which is reduced by health protocols.
The media impact of the Dakar Rally is enormous around the world. According to the official website of the test, 1200 hours of broadcasting are carried out, 190 countries broadcast the images through 70 television networks and 12 hours of live broadcasting are carried out. On the other hand, 12.2 million people visit the official page and almost 4 million followers follow the race through social networks.
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