The desert shows its teeth for opening stage of 2022 Dakar Rally

It did not take long for the 2022 Dakar Rally to take a serious bite out of its convoy of competitors. On the very first long stage of the rally, there were some serious time losses as the desert dunes showed no mercy. Even those enjoying a clean opening stage remain vigilant of the dangers ahead. Here’s what you need to know:

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Nightly Coverage Of 2022 Dakar Rally Presented Across NBC Sports And Peacock, Beginning Sunday At 8 P.M. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 30, 2021 – Coverage of the 2022 Dakar Rally — the world’s most challenging off-road endurance race — begins this Sunday, January 2, at 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. NBC Sports presents nightly hour-long coverage of the 12-stage race in Saudi Arabia through Friday, January 14. Extended highlights of every show (all 12 stages and the rest day) will be available on NBC Sports digital platforms and Peacock.

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Dakar Rally To See Its First Hydrogen Truck Entry By Gaussin In Partnership With Aramco

The Gaussin hydrogen truck entry for the Dakar Rally Dakar 2022 will be taking place in Saudi Arabia January 2-14 with an introductory short rally on day one followed by 12 grueling long-distance races with a total distance close to 5,000 mi. This year there might be good reason to watch the rally as there will be a hydrogen truck entry by Gaussin with sponsorship by Aramco.

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Seven things to whet your appetite for 2022 Dakar Rally in January

With more than 1,000 people lining up to race nearly 7,500km across Saudi Arabian deserts, the 2022 Dakar Rally promises to be another epic rally-raid adventure over the sand dunes with a host of established global stars and talented young racers out to impress. The field will try their hardest to complete all 13 stages from Jeddah to Ha’il and Riyadh then back again with a slew of fascinating stories set to play out across the respective vehicle categories.

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First Female Drivers From Saudi Arabia to Compete in Dakar Rally

JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia | 15 December 2021: Two female drivers from Saudi Arabia will make history next month when they compete on the Dakar Rally for the first time. Dania Akeel and Mashael AlObaidan are set to tackle one of the most challenging rally events in world, as they navigate 9,000km across deserts and mountains in their home country.

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Rallying’s Elite Set To Battle It Out In The 2022 Dakar

The world’s best off-road racers are now fully focused on the start of the 2022 Dakar Rally as they prepare to tame the wild sands of Saudi Arabia. Fourteen-time Dakar champion Stéphane Peterhansel, legendary Spanish driver Carlos Sainz and former FIA World Rallycross champion Mattias Ekström will all be representing Audi Sport, who’ll be debuting their Audi RS Q e-tron.

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Monster Energy Supercross From Atlanta Motor Speedway Presented This Saturday Live At 3 P.M. Et On NBC And Peacock

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 7, 2021 – The 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season continues this Saturday from Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., live at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms. The race marks Monster Energy Supercross’ debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and kicks off a tripleheader at the storied motorsports track over the next week.

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Dakar Rally – Stéphane Peterhansel Wins Record 14th Dakar Title 30 Years After First

French legend Stéphane Peterhansel kept main rival Nasser Al-Attiyah in sight on Stage 12 in Saudi Arabia to wrap up a record 14th Dakar Rally victory on Friday – 30 years after his first one – as Russian Dmitry Sotnikov earned his maiden truck crown and Chilean Chaleco Lopez a second title.

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