Stage 9’s paths in the 2022 edition of the Dakar Rally will likely provide a huge challenge to the competitors.

The ninth stage of the event requires drivers and riders to traverse 204 km of the liaison section. Following this is an even longer special section, with a length of 287 km. It isn’t the longest stage in the rally, but it will by no means be the easiest.

The route is yet another loop stage, circling from and back to Wadi Ad Dawasir. The competitors must face a 491 km long trek across canyons, with much less sand present than in previous stages.

Tuesday’s stage will start slightly later to give some participants a better chance at staying in the race. This gives some catch-up time to those who may have damage or other issues from stage 8.

Keep up with the 2022 Dakar Rally action on ASN as the event approaches its final crucial days.

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