342 vehicles have been cleared to start the 42nd edition of the Dakar after three days of technical and administrative scrutineering at King Abdullah Stadium: 114 motorbikes, 23 quads, 83 cars, 45 SSVs and 46 trucks. French competitors make up the largest national contingent with 109 riders, drivers and co-drivers, followed by Spain (75) and the Netherlands (50). Among them, 13 women will put on their helmets for the inaugural stage to Al Wajh. A total of 68 nationalities are represented, including support crews.
MONTE-CARLO (MONACO): Africa Eco Race (Monaco-Dakar) officials have announced a record-breaking increase in the number of competitors across all disciplines and the final details of a challenging route for the largest cross-country event in Africa.
Jakub Przygoński and Timo Gottschalk today won the inaugural Jordan Baja, the seventh round of the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Bajas, closing the gap in the title fight and igniting a close three-way battle on the final event.
AQABA (JORDAN): Poland’s Jakub Przygonski and German co-driver Timo Gottschalk