The Dakar convoy is slowly on its way & a large number of the vehicles have been delivered to the port of Marseilles, from where they are shipped to Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)! In order to understand the myth of DAKAR a little bit, you have to think about the following figures - this is unique in the world and definitely not just a slightly bigger desert adventure just for weirdos and freaks!
DAKAR 2022 - FACTS:
1065 Competitors !!!
209 Rookies ( 1st time starters )
130 drivers who participated several times before
34 riders who with " NO HELP & SUPPORT " will race the rallye ( bikes only )
105 SIDE by SIDE Buggies
128 CLASSIC Dakar Cars
20 Classic Dakar Trucks
List of participants & vehicles
European vehicles which are shipped from Marseille - many others are still delivered directly to Jeddah!
The A.S.O. and their own helicopter fleet is of course indispensable - some more are provided by the military in Saudi Arabia!