THE SPECTACTLE OF THE DAKAR: A LOOK AT THE 2021 RACE SO FAR
The Dakar Rally is one of the most notoriously difficult and famous races on the planet; a spectacle full of varied terrain, hundreds of stories, and where the best of the best rally riders battle it out for supremacy. As we reach the halfway point of the 2021 edition, which began with a prologue on January 2nd, we’ve already seen some spectacular images, heard some fantastic stories and seen the tactics, fatigue and changing terrain challenge the riders.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price currently leads the standings going into the ‘rest day’, but in his words ‘there’s a long way to go’ with six more days of racing before the finish line, where riders will have completed a total of 12 stages and covered 7,646km in distance. Price’s teammates Sam Sunderland, Matthias Walkner and KTM Factory Racing’s Daniel Sanders will also be enjoying a day off their KTM 450 RALLY machines in preparation for the stages ahead. We took a look through some of this year’s incredible images so far…
To learn more and get deeper into the Dakar Rally check out The Dakar Dirt podcast, which takes listeners behind the scenes of the famous race and features interviews with riders past and present. The Dakar Dirt mini-series is available now on all popular podcast platforms with more episodes coming soon.