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Nightly Coverage Of 2023 Dakar Rally Begins On New Year’s Day At 6:30 P.M. Et On Peacock

STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 28, 2022 – Nightly coverage of the 14-stage 2023 Dakar Rally — the world’s most challenging off-road endurance race — begins this Sunday, January 1, at 6:30 p.m. ET on Peacock and continues through Sunday, January 15. Highlights of every show (all 14 stages and the rest day), exclusive racer interviews, and features from the 2023 Dakar Rally will be available on Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.

More than 550 competitors across seven classes will race across 5,000+ miles of varying terrain, including desert, canyons, dunes and mountains throughout Saudi Arabia. This will mark the fourth consecutive time that the country has hosted the race. The Dakar Rally is 43 years old, beginning in 1979. The inaugural race began in Paris, France, and finished in Dakar, Senegal.

American Ricky Brabec, who followed his historic Bike class victory in 2020 with a second-place finish in 2021, headlines the field of competitors. Other top U.S. riders feature Skyler Howes, who had back-to-back top-10 finishes in the Bike class in 2020 and 2021, and rookie sensation Mason Klein. In the T3 class, 20-year-old Seth Quintero, who set the record for stage wins in 2022, and 2022 T4 champion Austin Jones are also expected to compete for the Americans.

On the international side, two-time and defending champion Sam Sunderland (Great Britain), two-time champion Toby Price (Australia), 2021 champion Kevin Benavides (Argentina), and 2018 champion Matthias Walkner (Austria) lead a competitive field.

CNBC will present three hour-long encore presentations throughout the event (Sat., Jan. 7 at noon ET, Sun., Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. ET, and Sun., Jan. 15 at noon ET) that will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Following is the complete same-day coverage schedule of the 2023 Dakar Rally on Peacock and CNBC:

DateCoveragePlatformTime (ET)
Sun., January 1Stage 1 – Sea CampPeacock6:30 p.m.
Mon., January 2Stage 2 – Sea Camp to AlulaPeacock6:30 p.m.
Tues., January 3Stage 3 – Alula to Ha’ilPeacock6:30 p.m.
Wed., January 4Stage 4 – Ha’ilPeacock6:30 p.m.
Thurs., January 5Stage 5 – Ha’ilPeacock6:30 p.m.
Fri., January 6Stage 6 – Ha’il to Al DuwadimiPeacock6:30 p.m.
Sat., January 7Stages 5 & 6CNBC*Noon
Sat., January 7Stage 7 – Al DuwadimiPeacock6:30 p.m.
Sun., January 8Stages 6 & 7CNBC*11 a.m.
Sun., January 8Stage 8 – Al Duwadimi to RiyadhPeacock6:30 p.m.
Mon., January 9Rest DayPeacock6:30 p.m.
Tues., January 10Stage 9 – Riyadh to HaradhPeacock6:30 p.m.
Wed., January 11Stage 10 – Haradh to ShaybahPeacock6:30 p.m.
Thurs., January 12Stage 11 – Shaybah to Empty Quarter MarathonPeacock6:30 p.m.
Fri., January 13Stage 12 – Empty Quarter Marahton to ShaybahPeacock6:30 p.m.
Sat., January 14Stage 13 – Shaybah to Al-HofufPeacock6:30 p.m.
Sun., January 15Stages 12 & 13CNBC*Noon
Sun., January 15Stage 14 – Al-Hofuf to DammamPeacock6:30 p.m.

*   *Encore presentation

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