A sneak peek into what to expect on stage 1B of the 2022 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.

Stage 1B of the 2022 Dakar Rally will be the first real opportunity for the participants to compete in the Saudi Arabian desert. It will take place on January 2nd. In fact, it will be a loop – the stage will both start and finish in Ha’il.

The stage will have a total distance of 546 kilometers, 334 of which will be the special stage. Quite naturally, sand will be the main surface of the stage.

Stage 1B will bring challenges, especially in terms of navigation. The competitors will have to deal with the tricky landscape of the desert in order to get to the destination as quickly as possible. More than that, they should keep in mind that any shortcuts during the stage would result in time penalties.

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