While nothing has been announced officially or appeared on the Dakar website, the rumour mill has announced that the 2020 Dakar Rally will be raced in Saudi Arabia, with sections possibly also in Jordan and Egypt.
This rumour comes on the back of hints from Angola about a possible return to Africa however, with the Angola Motorcycle Federation (FADM Angola) posting the below picture on Instagram on February 3 of a map of a course running through Angola, Botswana, South Africa and Namibia with the text “A good journey for a Dakar Rally.”
A number of other motorsports have announced rounds in Saudi Arabia in recent years with Formula 1 running races in front of near empty stadiums, but there’s no shortage of money in Saudi Arabia to pay the fees Dakar Owners ASO ask to host the event.
No news or even hints regarding the races future in South America has been heard.
It’s now official, Dakar 2020 will be held in Saudi Arabia.
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