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DAKAR 2021 – LIVE START PODIUM PRESENTED BY AQUAFINA

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Dakar 2021 – live start – Let’s meet all the competitors of the Dakar 2021 on the starting podium – presented by Aquafina

Watch the start podium for the 2021 Dakar Rally.

Late Dakar route change

The route for this year’s Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia has undergone a slight change just two days prior to the start of the event.

The finish for Stage 5 and start of Stage 6 has been moved around 400km northeast to Al Qaisumah, from Buraydah.

As such, the length of Stage 5 increases from a total of 625km to 662km and a special of 419km to 456km.

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However, that is perfectly offset by Stage 6 dropping from a total of 655km to 618km and a special of 485km to 448km.

No explanation has yet been given for the tweak.

Last year’s Dakar route was changed during the event in bizarre circumstances, after organisers realised that construction of a gas pipeline would otherwise get in the way.

The modification, which only came to light on the eve of the final stage, saw timed running that day slashed from 374km to 167km.

The 2021 route is all-new relative to Dakar’s first visit to Saudi Arabia, last year, and competitors will now only receive their roadbooks just before the start of each stage.

Scrutineering takes place on January 1-2 (local time), with the Prologue and Start Podium held on the latter of those days.

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Dakar 2021 route.

StgDateStart > FinishTotal kmSpecial km
PSat 2/1Jeddah > Jeddah12911
1Sun 3/1Jeddah > Bisha623277
2Mon 4/1Bisha > Wadi Ad-Dawasir685457
3Tue 5/1Wadi Ad-Dawasir > Wadi Ad-Dawasir629403
4Wed 6/1Wadi Ad-Dawasir > Riyadh813337
5Thu 7/1Riyadh > Al Qaisumah662456
6Fri 8/1Al Qaisumah > Ha’il618448
RestSat 9/1Ha’il
7Sun 10/1Ha’il > Sakaka737471
8Mon 11/1Sakaka > Neom709375
9Tue 12/1Neom > Neom579465
10Wed 13/1Neom > Al-`Ula583342
11Thu 14/1Al-`Ula > Yanbu557511
12Fri 15/1Yanbu > Jeddah452225

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