2022 Dakar Route Confirmed

2022 Dakar Route Confirmed

2022 Dakar Route
2022 Dakar Route

The 2022 Dakar Route has been confirmed and this ‘Edition’ will follow a point to point style taking competitors from Ha’il to Jeddah through the ‘Empty Quarter’ of Saudi Arabi.

The event will run from 2nd – 14th January 2021.

Saudi Arabia offers an immense variety of wide open spaces and unique places to satisfy this thirst, even for the most demanding.

In terms of terrain, the route of the 2022 edition will be characterised in particular by a push into the Empty Quarter: a vast expanse of desert with sands and dunes that beckon the drivers and crews of the rally.

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Paulo Gonçalves : 12/01/2020 : Statement from the Dakar

January 12 th 2020 – 10:36 [GMT + 3]

Paulo Gonçalves 2020
Paulo Gonçalves 2020

Paulo Gonçalves, racing on motorbike no. 8, has passed away from a fall sustained 276 kilometres into today’s special. The organisers received an alert at 10:08 and dispatched a medical helicopter that reached the biker at 10:16 and found him unconscious after going into cardiac arrest. Following resuscitation efforts in situ, the competitor was taken by helicopter to Layla Hospital, where he was sadly pronounced dead.

40-year-old Paulo Gonçalves was taking part in his 13th Dakar. He made his debut in 2006 and had finished four times in the top 10, including an impressive performance as runner-up to Marc Coma in 2015. Paulo Gonçalves, the 2013 cross-country rallies world champion, was sitting in 46th place overall after stage 6 of the 2020 Dakar.

The entire Dakar caravan would like to extend its sincere condolences to his friends and family.

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Malle Moto – The Forgotten Dakar Story – Full Movie

Lyndon Poskitt AdventureSpec Dakar 2017 Malle Moto

A little Christmas present from Lyndon Poskitt and Adventurespec in the form of a movie covering his 2017 Dakar Malle Moto experience.

Turn on the HD – get a cuppa, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

With the 2018 Dakar just round the corner Lyndon Poskitt has promised more coverage for this year’s race so make sure to click the subscribe buttons.

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Dakar 2017 – Follow All the Action

The Dakar is well under well with Day 5 already almost behind us!  And so far it has been epic with some massive news such as Carlos Sainz crashing out, Nasser unable to continue after his car suffering severe damage loosing a wheel and miraculously continuing on for another 80 km pretending to be a tripod over a four wheel drive car!

The is still another nine days of action to go so make sure you stay on top it!

The following resources are invaluable to stay up to date as it happens :

THE Ultimate Dakar thread – already at 150 pages and it is only Day 5! http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/2017-dakar-rally-official-f5irehose-coverage-thread.1195710/

The Official Dakar Rally Twitter : https://twitter.com/dakar

Carlton Kirby : The Eurosport Dakar Commentator : https://twitter.com/carltonkirby

Official Dakar Rally Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/dakar/

Dakar Logo with a TBNI Twist
Dakar Logo with a TBNI Twist

Dakar 2016 Routes and Stages Unveiled… The Odyssey!

Some day I will be doing this! Until such a time all I can do is follow it, and here is what I / we will be following in January 2016!


Today, the stages of the 2016 edition have been unveiled in Argentina:
3/01 – Stage 1: Lima – Pisco
4/01 – Stage 2: Pisco – Nazca
5/01 – Stage 3: Nazca – Arequipa
6/01 – Stage 4: Arequipa – Lago Titicaca
7/01 – Stage 5: Lago Titicaca – Oruro
8/01 – Stage 6: Oruro – Uyuni
9/01 – Stage 7: Uyuni – Salta
11/01 – Stage 8: Salta – Belén
12/01 – Stage 9: Belén – Belén
13/01 – Stage 10: Belén – La Rioja
14/01 – Stage 11: La Rioja – San Juan
15/01 – Stage 12: San Juan – Villa Carlos Paz
16/01 – Stage 13: Villa Carlos Paz – Rosario


2016 Dakar Route Unveiled Announced
2016 Dakar Route Unveiled Announced

Dakar – Initial Plans – Strike Whilst the Iron is hot.


The 2014 Dakar is now starting Day 3 and if you haven’t been following there is still loads of time to catch up. Eurosport UK is showing daily updates at 2230 and 0000 with the show being repeated throughout the day across the Eurosport channels.

Anyway this is one of the most awesome Rallies in the world. It is exciting to watch and with bikes, quads, cars and trucks there is something for everyone.

I have decided I want to complete the Dakar, a huge task I know, so I am going to start by saying I want to enter the Dakar!

Obviously this is not a case of I want to enter the Dakar tomorrow. However it is definitely part of the plan.

So here is the thing, if you want to be involved I will be needing Sponsors, teamsters, mechanics and everything to make ‘Team TBNI’ successful. A huge ask I know but if you are interested in being part of the first internet based Dakar Team get in touch.

Oh and BMW, KTM, RED BULL or MONSTER if you are watching I want you!