Riders regroup in Al Duwadimi with Stage 7 cancelled


2023 Dakar Rally – Stage 7 Cancelled
Al Duwadimi


The bikers and quad riders took the shortest route from Riyadh to Al Duwadimi, a street part almost 500 kilometres lengthy, with no rain this time spherical, as an alternative of competing Stage 7 with the timed particular.

In the meantime, a bit additional south, the automotive and truck drivers went face to face, nonetheless for as soon as, the co-drivers had been left with the burden of fixing the navigation conundrum from scratch, with out the clues left by the bikers.

Toby Price heads into Stage 2 in third overall
Toby Value retains second total after six levels

As we noticed after Stage 6 Toby Value sits second within the total rankings 3m31s off off chief Skyler Howes (Husqvarna), along with his KTM teammate Kevin Benavides third.

Daniel Sanders has struggled with sickness since Stage 5, however gave the impression to be returning to type on Stage 6, shifting again into the highest 10 for the day, and strolling away in eighth, 19m54s off the lead.

Despite the result Sanders still holds eighth overall
Regardless of sickness Daniel Sanders nonetheless holds eighth total

Joan Barreda sits fourth, Adrien Van Beveren fifth, Pablo Quintanilla sixth and Mason Klein seventh, with Luciano Benavides and Jose Cornejo finishing the highest 10 within the rankings.

On Sunday January 8, riders will contest stage 8 as rescheduled, with the particular of Stage 7 from the preliminary route, lowered to a size of 345 kilometres, adopted the scheduled relaxation day in Riyadh, after which there are six remaining levels.

Stage 7 Highlights Video (Automobiles/Vans solely)


2023 Dakar Rally  Rankings After Stage 6/7

Pos Rider/Nat Time/Hole
1 (USA) SKYLER HOWES 26H 31′ 52”
2 (AUS) TOBY PRICE + 00H 03′ 31”
3 (ARG) KEVIN BENAVIDES + 00H 07′ 01”
4 (ESP) JOAN BARREDA BORT + 00H 10′ 57”
5 (FRA) ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN + 00H 12′ 20”
6 (CHL) PABLO QUINTANILLA + 00H 12′ 22”
7 (USA) MASON KLEIN + 00H 12′ 46”
8 (AUS) DANIEL SANDERS + 00H 19′ 54”
9 (ARG) LUCIANO BENAVIDES + 00H 24′ 07”
10 (CHL) JOSE IGNACIO CORNEJO FLORIMO + 00H 24′ 23”
11 (AUT) MATTHIAS WALKNER + 00H 30′ 01”
12 (ESP) LORENZO SANTOLINO + 00H 37′ 39”
13 (SVK) STEFAN SVITKO + 01H 10′ 56”
14 (CZE) MARTIN MICHEK + 01H 15′ 54”
15 (ARG) FRANCO CAIMI + 01H 16′ 55”

2023 Dakar Rally Schedule

Stage Date Begin and End Complete | Particular
PROLOGUE December 31, 2022 SEA CAMP > SEA CAMP 10 km | 10 km
STAGE 1 January 1, 2023 SEA CAMP > SEA CAMP 603 km | 368 km
STAGE 2 January 2, 2023 SEA CAMP > ALULA 590 km | 431 km
STAGE 3 January 3, 2023 ALULA > HA’IL 669 km | 447 km
STAGE 4 January 4, 2023 HA’IL > HA’IL 573 km | 425 km
STAGE 5 January 5, 2023 HA’IL > HA’IL 646 km | 375 km
STAGE 6 January 6, 2023 HA’IL > AL DUWADIMI 876.68 km | 466 km
STAGE 7 January 7, 2023 AL DUWADIMI > AL DUWADIMI 641.47 km | 473 km
STAGE 8 January 8, 2023 AL DUWADIMI > RIYADH 722.41 km | 407 km
REST January 9, 2023 RIYADH
STAGE 9 January 10, 2023 RIYADH > HARADH 710 km | 439 km
STAGE 10 January 11, 2023 HARADH > SHAYBAH 623 km | 114 km
STAGE 11 January 12, 2023 SHAYBAH > EMPTY QUARTER MARATHON 426 km | 275 km
STAGE 12 January 13, 2023 EMPTY QUARTER MARATHON > SHAYBAH 375 km | 185 km
STAGE 13 January 14, 2023 SHAYBAH > AL-HOFUF 669 km | 154 km
STAGE 14 January 15, 2023 AL-HOFUF > DAMMAM 414 km | 136 km