2024 Dakar Rally Begins This Friday, Jan. 5, At 7:30 P.M. Et On PEACOCK

TAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 4, 2024 – Nightly coverage of the 12-stage 2024 Dakar Rally — the world’s most challenging off-road endurance race — begins this Friday, January 5, at 7:30 p.m. ET on Peacock and continues through Sunday, January 15. Highlights from all classes as well as racer interviews will be available on Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.

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Dakar Rally: Interview With David Castera, Dakar Rally Director

David Castera is the current Race Director for the Dakar Rally. Born in France, he always had a passion for Enduro and Rally Raids, having been crowned National Enduro Champion in France in 1992 and Junior World Champion by Enduro Teams in 1, 993. He competed five times in the Paris-Dakar, securing third place in 1997.

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Jacky Ickx: “I managed without hurting myself badly throughout my career – that’s not a matter of talent – it’s a matter of luck.”

As a winner of six Le Mans 24 Hours, eight Formula 1 victories and countless other triumphs — including the Dakar Rally — Jacky Ickx is a living legend who has competed in a career spanning over 30 years. The 78-year-old talks about his life behind the wheel and his experience of the Dakar Rally in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Carlos Sainz Sr.: “The Dakar is unique — it’s very different to any other event!”

As a double World Rally Champion and a three-time winner of the Dakar Rally, Carlos Sainz has a rightful claim to be one of the greatest drivers in motorsport history. While he may be better known to a younger generation of motorsports fan as the father of Ferrari’s Formula 1 star Carlos Sainz Jr., his record speaks for itself and clearly marks him out as a true rally legend whose achievements span decades and have transfixed audiences across the globe.

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Dania Akeel: Rallying Through Deserts, Challenges and Life Lessons

With the upcoming Dakar Rally set to ignite the landscapes of Saudi Arabia on January 5, anticipation is soaring among drivers and riders preparing for this grand spectacle. Among them is Saudi rally champion Dania Akeel, a trailblazer in the multifaceted world of motorsports.

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Dakar 2024: The Detailed Route

“We took it upon ourselves to make the 5th edition of Saudi Arabia the toughest one since the race came to the Middle East”, warned the director of the rally, David Castera, when unveiling the details of the 46th edition, which will start in AlUla on 5 January and finish in Yanbu, on the shores of the Red Sea, after a 7,891 km trek on roads, tracks and dunes, including 4,727 km of specials.

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Dakar Rally 2024 Route Announcement: 5th Consecutive Edition To Be Staged In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (November 20th) – Amaury Sporting Organisation (ASO) and the Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) – organisers of the 46th edition of the Dakar Rally – today officially announced the brand-new route for the world’s most famous endurance race. 2024 will mark the fifth consecutive time the Dakar Rally has been staged in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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American Quintero Joins Moraes At TOYOTA GAZOO Racing For 2024 Dakar Rally

Seth Quintero has joined TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to tackle the 2024 Dakar Rally in the elite T1+ car class with the young Californian handed the keys to a Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+ alongside Brazilian Lucas Moraes as the Japanese team aims for a third consecutive victory at the Dakar. Here is all you need to know:

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The FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2023 Arrives in Jeddah

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, (17th March) – Today marks the day that the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX returns to Jeddah, home of the world’s fastest street circuit, The Jeddah Corniche Circuit. The pinnacle of motorsport’s third visit to Saudi Arabia in less than 16 months is the second race on the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship calendar with the battle for the championship still wide open.

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Charlie Puth Joins The FORMULA 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023 Weekend Line-Up

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (March 2)– The Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) – Promoter of the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2023 – is delighted to confirm that superstar hit-maker Charlie Puth has been added to the already stellar weekend concert line-up.

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Rally Truck Equipped With Allison Transmission Wins Dakar 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – Team De Rooy has won the truck division of the 2023 Dakar Rally with an Allison-equipped truck. Almost 25 trucks that competed in the 2023 Dakar Rally and all Top 10 trucks were equipped with Allison Automatics, the majority of which were Allison 4000 Series™ transmissions.

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Afrojack To Light Up The FORMULA 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023 Weekend

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (January 25th)– The Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) – Promoter of the FORMULA STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2023 – is delighted to confirm that legendary Grammy Award-winning recording artist, producer, and DJ, Afrojack, will perform at the third successive F1 grand Prix taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 17th-19th March 2023.

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