Dakar is known to be the hardest and most demanding race on the planet. The 42nd edition route will start in Jeddah on 5 January 2020 and conclude 12 stages later in Qiddiyah near the Saudi capital of Riyadh.
With an overall distance close to 7900km, the competitors will battle over 5000km of special stages. In addition to discovering the Saudi Arabian dunes, which will be featured in the second-half of the rally, the first-half of the Dakar will take the crews through a labyrinth of tracks where navigation skills will be essential.
The change of continent come with rule changes aimed to stay true to the founding principles of the rally raid, a discipline that allows amateurs to rub shoulders and sometimes battle with professionals.
The official entry list for the 2020 Dakar includes 351 vehicles: 170 bikes and quads, 134 cars and buggyes and 47 trucks. Among the long list of competitors, BRAID is playing a major role, helping the teams reaching their goals, by providing performance balanced off-road wheels, such as the Fullrace B, Fullrace Dakar, Beadlock wheels, etc.