Matthias Walkner races during stage 11 of Rally Dakar 2022 around Bisha

Dakar Rally 2023

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia

December 31, 2022 – January 15, 2023

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With more than 1,000 people lining up to race nearly 7,500km (4,660mi) across Saudi Arabian deserts, the 2023 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.

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Carlos Sainz

Known as 'El Matador', veteran driver Carlos Sainz is a two-time WRC World Champion and one of Spain's greatest ever off-road racers.

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Stéphane Peterhansel

French driver Stéphane Peterhansel is a legend of the Dakar Rally, having won a record 14 titles – six on motorcycles and eight in a car.

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Mattias Ekström

Rallycross star Mattias Ekström is one of the most versatile drivers in motorsports, competing and winning across multiple disciplines.

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Sébastien Loeb

French driver Sébastien Loeb's domination of the rally-driving world has earned him the nickname of Le Patron, or 'The Boss'.

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Nasser Al-Attiyah

Nasser Al-Attiyah is the sporting hero of his native Qatar – he's won the Dakar Rally on four occasions while also excelling in skeet shooting.

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Giniel De Villiers

A former track racer, South Africa's Giniel De Villiers has gone on to become one of the most experienced and successful Dakar Rally drivers ever.

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Jakub Przygonski

Poland's Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygoński is best known as a talented rally-raid rider who's successfuly made the switch from two wheels to four.

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Toby Price

Australian off-road and enduro motorcycle racer Toby Price has won a host of national championships and is a two-time Dakar winner.

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Matthias Walkner

A former motocross rider, Austria's Matthias Walkner switched to rally-raid in 2015 and just three years later won the legendary Dakar Rally.

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Kevin Benavides

Winning the Dakar Rally in 2021 made Argentinian rider Kevin Benavides the bike event’s first South American winner – and his second Dakar title in 2023 made him a legend.

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Sam Sunderland

Sam Sunderland is a rally raid biker with GasGas Factory Racing. He's also a two-time Dakar winner and a true international star.

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Daniel Sanders

Capable of going very fast for very long stretches of time, Australian rider Daniel ‘Chucky’ Sanders loves tackling the world’s most unforgiving terrain.

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Mohammad Jaffar

One of the leading lights in the Middle Eastern motocross scene, Mohammad Jaffar is now representing his region at the Dakar Rally.

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Francisco López

A master of the sand dunes, Chile's Francisco López loves nothing more than testing his skills at the famous Dakar Rally.

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Seth Quintero

A world champion before he was old enough to legally drive, Seth Quintero is making history at the toughest rally on the planet.

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Cristina Gutiérrez

A naturally gifted driver, Spain's Cristina Gutiérrez made history in 2021 when she became only the second woman ever to win a Dakar Rally stage.

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Guillaume de Mevius

Belgium’s latest cross-country rally star combines speed and smarts to conquer some of the planet’s most perilous terrain.

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