2021 Dakar Route Revealed

The 2021 Dakar Rally is only a month away. Scrutineering begins January 1st in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Rally organizers have revealed the 2021 route. The rally will last two weeks. It will traverse 4,751 miles of some of the roughest Saudi Arabian terrain across 12 stages. This is the 43rd edition of the event.

Entries are still being accepted for the rally. We know that 2020 motorcycle winner Ricky Brabec will be back to defend his title. Brabec became the first American to win the event, riding for team Honda.

Polaris is backing a factory effort this year with drivers Kristen and Wayne Matlock and Craig Scanlon. Polaris will field 3 cars in the SSV class.

Here are the locations for the 12 Rally Stages:

P Saturday, january 2, 2021 Jeddah > Jeddah 11 km | 11 km 11 km | 11 km 11 km | 11 km Prologue
1 Sunday, january 3, 2021 Jeddah > Bisha 622 km | 277 km 622 km | 277 km 622 km | 277 km Stage1
2 Monday, january 4, 2021 Bisha > Wadi Al Dawasir 685 km | 457 km 685 km | 457 km 685 km | 457 km Stage2
3 Tuesday, january 5, 2021 Wadi Al Dawasir > Wadi Al Dawasir 630 km | 403 km 630 km | 403 km 630 km | 403 km Stage3
4 Wednesday, january 6, 2021 Wadi Al Dawasir > Riyadh 813 km | 337 km 813 km | 337 km 813 km | 337 km Stage4
5 Thursday, january 7, 2021 Riyadh > Buraydah 625 km | 419 km 625 km | 419 km 625 km | 419 km Stage5
6 Friday, january 8, 2021 Buraydah > Ha’il 655 km | 485 km 655 km | 485 km 655 km | 485 km Stage6
Saturday, january 9, 2021 Ha’il Rest
7 Sunday, january 10, 2021 Ha’il > Sakaka (marathon) 737 km | 471 km 737 km | 471 km 737 km | 471 km Stage7
8 Monday, january 11, 2021 Sakaka > Neom 709 km | 375 km 709 km | 375 km 709 km | 375 km Stage8
9 Tuesday, january 12, 2021 Neom > Neom 579 km | 465 km 579 km | 465 km 579 km | 465 km Stage9
10 Wednesday, january 13, 2021 Neom > AlUla 583 km | 342 km 583 km | 342 km 583 km | 342 km Stage10
11 Thursday, january 14, 2021 AlUla > Yanbu 557 km | 511 km 557 km | 511 km 557 km | 511 km Stage11
12 Friday, january 15, 2021 Yanbu > Jeddah 452 km | 225 km 452 km | 225 km 452 km | 225 km Stage 12
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