Details Announced For 2022 Dakar In Saudi Arabia

2022 Dakar Rally route

Details have been released about the 44th edition of the Dakar Rally, which will run on January 2–14, 2022, during its third visit to Saudi Arabia. The rally will start in Ha'il and finish in Jeddah, after a rest day in Riyadh.

The 2022 edition will mark the starting point for plans to host a field of cars powered by alternative energies or electric power by 2030. The new T1-E category, which launches in 2022 and will be dedicated for prototype vehicles engaged in carbon emission research, aligns with this plan.

Related, the popularity of vintage vehicles in the "Dakar Classic" regularity race has encouraged many enthusiasts of 1980' and 90's 4x4s to have a go in the adventure, and officials say the field could double in size at the start in Ha'il.

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