2020 Dakar Rally heads to Saudi Arabia for the very first time

More than 5000km of entirely new competitive special stages await crews contesting the 2020 Dakar Rally. The 42nd edition of the cross country marathon begins a new era with the rally now based in the deserts, canyons and mountain regions of Saudi Arabia. The event gains its name from its traditional Paris-to-Dakar route first used in 1979 and retained the title after moving to South America from 2009.