Dakar 2020

Posted : 2020-01-20 14:41 Updated : 2020-01-20 15:09
Botswana's motorbike rider Ross Branch drives his KTM as he competes in the Stage 7 of the Dakar 2020 between Riyadh and Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia, on January 12, 2020. AFP

Paulo Gonçalves of Portugal rides his Hero motorbike during stage seven of the Dakar Rally between Riyadh and Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Gonçalves, 40, died after an accident at kilometer 276. AP

Nani Roma of Spain (Borgward Rally Team) in action during stage eight of the Rally Dakar 2020 in Wadi Al-Dawasir, Saudi Arabia, 13 January 2020. EPA

Toyota's Saudi driver Yazeed Al Rajhi and co-driver Russian Konstantin Zhiltsov compete in the Stage 7 of the Dakar 2020 between Riyadh and Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia, on January 12, 2020. AFP

In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 photo, driver Quan Ruan, of China, and co-driver Yirong Wang, of China, race their Chevrolet during stage eight of the Dakar Rally in Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia. Formerly known as the Paris-Dakar Rally, the race was created by Thierry Sabine after he got lost in the Libyan desert in 1977. Until 2008, the rallies raced across Africa, but threats in Mauritania led organizers to cancel that year's event and move it to South America. It has now shifted to Saudi Arabia. The race started on Jan. 5 with 560 drivers and co-drivers, some on motorbikes, others in cars or in trucks. Only 41 are taking part in the Original category. AP

Rallying - Dakar Rally - Stage 7 - Riyadh to Wadi Al Dawasir - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - January 12, 2020 Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team's Stephane Peterhansel and Paulo Fiuza during stage 7. Reuters

Argentinia's Kevin Benavides powers his Honda during the Stage 11 of the Dakar 2020 between Shubaytah and Haradh, Saudi Arabia, on January 16, 2020. AFP

In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 photo, Saudi Arabia security forces pray while a care races during stage seven of the Dakar Rally between Riyadh and Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia. Formerly known as the Paris-Dakar Rally, the race was created by Thierry Sabine after he got lost in the Libyan desert in 1977. Until 2008, the rallies raced across Africa, but threats in Mauritania led organizers to cancel that year's event and move it to South America. It has now shifted to Saudi Arabia. The race started on Jan. 5 with 560 drivers and co-drivers, some on motorbikes, others in cars or in trucks. Only 41 are taking part in the Original category. AP

A motorbike drives past a desert settlement during stage ten of the Dakar Rally between Haradth and Shubaytah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. AP

A biker rides past a camel as he competes during the Stage 10 of the Dakar 2020 between Haradh and Shubaytah, Saudi Arabia, on January 15, 2020. AFP

Rallying - Dakar Rally - Stage 9 - Wadi Al Dawasir to Haradh - Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia - January 14, 2020 General view during stage 9 . Reuters

Rallying - Dakar Rally - Stage 7 - Riyadh to Wadi Al Dawasir - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - January 12, 2020 Red Bull KTM Factory Team's Matthias Walkner during stage 7. Reuters

Australia's motorbike rider Toby Price drives his KTM as he competes in the Stage 7 of the Dakar 2020 between Riyadh and Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia, on January 12, 2020. AP

Chile's motobike rider Jose Ignacio Florimo Cornejo drives his Honda as he competes during the Stage 7 of the Dakar 2020 between Riyadh and Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia, on January 12, 2020. AFP

Moto's US rider Ricky Brabec prepares for the start of the stage 12 of the Dakar 2020 between Haradh and Qiddiya, in Haradh, Saudi Arabia, on January 17, 2020. - Moto's US rider Ricky Brabec is ranked first in the general placing for his category. AFP

Chilean Quad driver Italo Pedemonte in action during the stage seven of the Rally Dakar 2020 between Riyadh and Wadi Al-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia, 12 January 2020. The Rally Dakar takes place in Saudi Arabia from 05 to 17 January 2020. EPA

Co-driver Michael Orr, of Great Britain, after crashing his Toyota during stage nine of the Dakar Rally between Wadi Al Dawasir and Haradth, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. AP

Driver Andrey Karginov, of Russia, and co-drivers Igor Leonov, of Russia, and Andrey Mokeev, of Russia, race their Kamaz truck during stage eleven of the Dakar Rally between Shubaytah and Haradth, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. AP

Ricky Brabec of United States rides his Honda motorbike during stage ten of the Dakar Rally between Haradth and Shubaytah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. AP

Argentinia's Luciano Benavides powers his KTM during the Stage 11 of the Dakar 2020 between Shubaytah and Haradh, Saudi Arabia, on January 16, 2020. AFP

In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 photo, driver Giniel De Villers, of South Africa, and co-driver Alex Haro, of Spain, race their Toyota during stage seven of the Dakar Rally between Riyadh and Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia. Formerly known as the Paris-Dakar Rally, the race was created by Thierry Sabine after he got lost in the Libyan desert in 1977. Until 2008, the rallies raced across Africa, but threats in Mauritania led organizers to cancel that year's event and move it to South America. It has now shifted to Saudi Arabia. The race started on Jan. 5 with 560 drivers and co-drivers, some on motorbikes, others in cars or in trucks. Only 41 are taking part in the Original category. AP

Driver Denis Berezovskiy, of Kazakhstan, and co-driver Adrian Torlaschi, of Argentina, race their Can-Am during stage eight of the Dakar Rally in Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. AP

Honda biker Ricky Brabec, of United States, center, Pablo Quintanilla of Chile, left, and Toby Price of Australia celebrate at the podium for the 2018 Dakar Rally in Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Brabec won his first Dakar at his fifth attempt. AP