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Dakar 2024: rankings, routes, entrants, TV...The guide to the 46th edition

The 2024 Dakar will be contested this year in Saudi Arabia between January 5 and January 19. To find out everything about the race, here is the complete guide to the 46th edition of the rally run for the first time in 1978.

[Mis à day January 5 à 12:04] The Dakar officially began on Friday with the usual prologue. The competitors set off for a "sprint" of 28 kilometers around the bivouac in the town of Al-Ula, in Saudi Arabia. In the cars, the Swede Mattias Ekström showed himself to be the best. the fastest, a good habit for him since he already had won the first round of the rally last year. The Audi driver was ahead of the race. by 23 seconds the young American Seth Quintero (Toyota) and by 38 seconds the much more experienced driver. Sébastien Loeb (Prodrive). Stéphane P&terhansel (Audi) – 14 times winner of the rally – also placed, é seventh place, & 45 seconds from the winner of the day.

The outgoing winner Nasser Al-Attiyah (Prodrive) showed himself well. much more cautious and was content to do so. from 12th place to a little over a minute of Mattias Ekström. You should know that the results of this prologue are not taken into account for the general classification with regard to the cars category as stipulated in the new rule ;FIA regulations. It will only allow the starting positions of the first stage to be defined which will take the competitors to Al Henakiyah on Saturday for a special event. eacute;cial of 414 kilometers.

On the side motorcycles, the Spaniard Tosha Schareina gave the tone by winning this prologue in just over 17 minutes. Riding his Honda, he beat the rest of the world. all the big names, à start with Daniel Sanders (&agrav; 12") and Ross Branch (&agrav; 19"), to glean his first success on the Dakar. The Frenchman Adrien Van Beveren did not miss the chance. made his debut by taking fourth place at the start of the race. Al-Ula (&agrav; 24"), just ahead of the big Argentine favorite Luciano Benavides (à 26"). Title holder, Kévin Benavides, the older brotheré by Luciano, he ranked ninth of this prologue (&agrav; 56").

The route of the Dakar 2024

  • Friday January 5-Prologue: Al-Ula – Al-Ula → 128km including 28km of special
  • Saturday January 6-&Step 1: Alula – Al Henakiyah → 541km including 414km of special
  • Sunday January 7-&Stage 2: Al Henakiyah – Al Duwadimi → 655km including 463km of special
  • Monday January 8-&Stage 3: Al Duwadimi – Al Salamiya → 733km including 438km of special
  • Tuesday January 9-&Step 4: Al Salamiya – Al-Hofuf → 631km including 299km of special
  • Wednesday January 10-&Step 5: Al-Hofuf – Shubaytah → 645km including 118km of special
  • Thursday 11th and Friday 12th January-Éstep 6: Shubaytah – Shubaytah → 781km including 572km of special
  • Saturday January 13: Rest
  • Sunday January 14-&Step 7: Riyadh – Al Duwadimi → 873km including 483km of special
  • Monday January 15-&Step 8: Al Duwadimi – Hail → 678km including 458km of special
  • Tuesday January 16-&Step 9: Hail – Al Ula → 639km including 417km of special
  • Wednesday January 17 – Stage 10: Al Ula – Al Ula → 612km including 371km of special
  • Thursday January 18-&Step 11: Al Ula – Yanbu → 587km including 480km of special
  • Friday January 19-&Step 12: Yanbu-Yanbu → 328km including 175km of special

The classification of the prologue in the cars category

1. Ekström/Bergkvist (Audi) in 16'30"
2. Quintero/Denz (Toyota) à 23"
3. Loeb/Lurquin (Prodrive Hunter) à 38"
4. Baumgart/Cincea (Prodrive Hunter) m.t.
5. Baumgart/Andreotti (Prodrive Hunter) à 44"
6. Holowczyc/Kurzeja (Mini) m.t.
7. Peterhansel/Boulanger (Audi) à 45" 
8. Baud/Baud (Toyota) à 47"
9. Prokop/Chytka (Ford) à 49"
10. Baragwanath/Cremer (Century) à 55"

The classification of the prologue in the motorcycle category

1. Tosha Schareina(ESP/Honda) in 17'35"
2. Daniel Sanders (AUS/GASGAS) à 12"
3. Ross Branch (BWA/Hero) à 19"
4. Adrien Van Beveren (FRA/Honda) à 24"
5. Luciano Benavides (ARG/Husqvarna) à 26"
6. Sam Sunderland (GBR/GASGAS) à 28"
7. Pablo Quintanilla (CHI/Honda) à 47"
8. Toby Price (AUS/KTM) à 51"
9. Kévin Benavides (ARG/KTM) à 56"
10. Mason Klein (USA/Korr) à 58"

The main entrants in the car category

– Al Attiyah/Baumel (Prodrive Hunter) – n°200
– Al-Rajhi/Gottschalk (Toyota Hilux Overdrive) – n°201
– Peterhansel/Boulanger (Audi RS Q e-tron E2) – n°202
– Loeb/Lurquin (Prodrive Hunter) – n°203
– Sainz/Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron E2) – n°204
– Yacopini/Oliveiras (Toyota Hilux Overdrive) – n°205
– Moraes/Monleon (Toyota GR DKR Hilux) – n°206
– Ekström/Bergkvist (Audi RS Q e-tron E2) – n°207
– De Villiers/Murphy (Toyota GR DKR Hilux) – n°209
– Roma/Bravo (Ford Ranger) – n°210
– Chicherit/Winocq (Toyota Hilux Overdrive) – n°211
– Quintero/Zenz (Toyota GR DKR Hilux) – n°216
– From Mévius/Panseri (Toyota Hilux Overdrive) – n°221
– Baumgart/Cincea (Prodrive Hunter) – n°247

The main entrants in the motorcycle category

– Luciano Benavides (Husqvarna) – n°1
– Toby Price (KTM) – n°2
– Sam Sunderland (GASGAS) – n°4
– Daniel Sanders (GASGAS) – n°5
– Pablo Quintanilla (Honda) – n°7
– Ricky Brabec (Honda) – n°9
– Skyler Howes (Honda) – n°10
– Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo (Honda) – n°11
– Romain Dumontier (Husqvarna) – n°16
– Adrien Van Beveren (Honda) – n°42
– Ross Branch (Hero) – #46
– Kevin Benavides (KTM) – n°47
– Tosha Schareina (Honda) – n°73
– Joan Barredo (Hero) – n°88

On which channel to follow the Dakar 2024 ?

There is change in 2024. Privileged partner! of the rally since the start, France Tétévisions will no longer be the main broadcaster of the race this year. Only the Dakar Journal will be offered. every evening to viewers of the public service channel around 8:50 p.m. This 46th edition marks the arrival of the Dakar on the L'Equipe Channel. Broadcast unencrypted on TNT, on channel 21, the channel of the major sports daily will cover the race in detail.

The big live show will allow you to see the arrival of the main competitors every day between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. with several journalists and consultants on site to collect the first reactions ;actions of participants. It will also be possible to watch the Dakar Journal from the channel from 6:20 p.m. while the summary begins at 6:20 p.m. of each stage will be broadcast &agrav; 8 p.m. For those who weren't able to watch, the best moments from each stage will be rebroadcast every day tomorrow. from 11 a.m. Please note that the Eurosport group, via its channels 1 and 2, will always follow the race, with a summary of the event. about fifty minutes every day ' 8 p.m., 11:30 p.m. or the next morning & 8am.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116