The Race Direction interrupts the fifth stage of the Dakar for motorcycles


The riders are today at the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally, starting and arriving in Riyadh. However, as communicated by the organization via the livetiming service and social networks, the Race Direction was forced to stop the race in the motorcycle and “Dakar Classic” categories.

This decision is based on the strong demand for the medical aircraft and, for the safety of the riders, it was decided to stop the stage. It is also communicated that this decision does not interfere with the race in the car and truck categories, as they now have a completely different special and, therefore, independent aeronautical resources.

The results in the motorcycle and ‘Dakar Classic’ categories will be adapted to the situation according to the regulations. The organization informs that there are several solutions on the table, where a fair solution will be sought that does not harm those who have completed the stage and those who have not reached the finish line.


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