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How to follow the Dakar Rally 2020, this year in Saudi Arabia

It has been a decade since the Dakar Rally does not go through Dakar. Following the suspension of the 2008 edition for threats of Al Qaeda, it was decided to transfer it to another continent. First came South America with competitions held in Argentina and Peru.

For the 2020 edition, it has opted for another country: Saudi Arabia. For the first time in more than forty years of history, participants will travel exclusively through the Asian continent. They will leave Jeddah and reach Qiddiyah.

The last time a Spaniard won the Dakar Rally was very recently, in 2018, when the mythical Carlos Sainz won the car category. I had already done it in 2010, while Nani Roma did it in 2014.

In the motorcycle category, the Catalan Marc Roma is undoubtedly one of the best, having in his palm five victories of the famous raid rally: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2015. Before he had already done it also Rome, in 2004.

In the 42 edition, there will be no Spanish motorcycle representative, but there are three cars in the country: Nani Roma (Borgward), Carlos Sainz (Mini) and Fernando Alonso (Toyota). Do not miss the Dakar Rally 2020.

When and where the Dakar Rally 2020 is celebrated

The Dakar Rally 2020 kick off on January 5 in the Saudi city of Jeddah. Two weeks later, we will meet the winners with the arrival of the participants in Al-Qiddiya on January 17.

The 7,856 km route consists of 12 stages:

Stage Date Travel Distance
1 January 5 Jeddah – Neom 752 km
two January 6th Neom – Al-Ula 401 km
3 January 7th Al-Ula – Makkah 489 km
4 January the 8th Makkah – Al Madinah 676 km
5 January 9th Al Madinah – Tabuk 563 km
6 January 10 Tabuk – Hail 830 km
7 January 11 Hail – Buraid 345 km / 424 km
/ 12th of January Break
8 January 13th Buraid – Ash Sharqiyah 741 km / 291 km
9 January 14 Ash Sharqiyah – Ash Sharqiyah 323 km
10 January 15 Ash Sharqiyah – Asir 361 km
eleven January 16 Asir – Ar Riyad 313 km / 311 km
12 January 17 Ar Riyad – Al-Qiddiya 112 km

How to watch the Dakar Rally 2020 on TV or streaming

RTVE has the rights to broadcast the Dakar Rally 2020, good news for those who have not contracted a pay-TV service. Its 12 stages can be followed completely free of charge through the Teledeporte channel.

Obviously, the Dakar Rally 2020 can also be seen in streaming from any computer, portable, smartphone or tablet With internet access. To do this, simply connect to the section of + tdp live TV between January 5 and 17.

To see it from abroad, we also recommend connecting to the relay on-line by + tdp. Keep in mind that there may be geographical restrictions, in which case you should connect to a Spanish IP using a VPN as NordVPN.

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