2020 Dakar Rally

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2020 Dakar Rally
Part of the Dakar Rally
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2020 Dakar Rally logo.png
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates run5 – 17 January 2020
Stages12
Stage surfaceSand, rocks, dirt, tarmac
Results
Cars winnerSpain Carlos Sainz
Spain Lucas Cruz
Bahrain JCW X-Raid
Bikes winnerUnited States Ricky Brabec
Monster Energy Honda
Quads winnerChile Ignacio Casale
Casale Racing
Trucks winnerRussia Andrey Karginov
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Russia Igor Leonov
Kamaz-Master
UTVs winnerUnited States Casey Currie
United States Sean Berriman
Monster Energy Can-Am
Crews351 at start, 226 at finish

The 2020 Dakar Rally was the 42nd edition of the event and the first edition held in Saudi Arabia. The event started in Jeddah on 5 January and finished in Al-Qiddiya 17 January after 12 stages of competition.

This was also the first event under direction of David Castera, who replaced Etienne Lavigne when he stepped down from the role in March 2019 after 15 years in charge.

Spaniard Carlos Sainz won his third Dakar with a third different make, his first with the new Mini JCW X-Raid buggy. In the motorcycle class, American Ricky Brabec became the first person from North America to win any class in the Dakar Rally. It was also the first victory for Honda since 1989 and ended a streak of 18 consecutive wins for KTM. In trucks, Russian Andrey Karginov took his second Dakar win, while Kamaz won their 17th as a manufacturer. Chilean rider Ignacio Casale won his third Dakar rally in the quad category after returning from his brief foray into the UTV class in 2019. American Casey Currie took victory in the UTV class, marking the first American victory there.

The rally was marred by the fatal accidents of Portuguese motorcyclist Paulo Gonçalves on stage 7 and Dutch motorcyclist Edwin Straver on stage 11.

Summary[edit]

Host country selection[edit]

After 11 years in South America, the event was held in the Asian continent for the first time ever. Organisers admitted that there was "hesitation" before the decision to hold the event in a country which has been under fire over human rights abuses and its recent involvement in the war in Yemen. [1] The contract to host the event in Saudi Arabia has been signed for the next five years, [2] although it is rumoured that the agreement is actually for ten years. [3] The event had been looking for alternatives, as it is believed that the relationships between the A.S.O. and South American governments have degraded over the last few years for a variety of reasons, including the disqualification of Bolivian favourite Juan Carlos Salvatierra from the quad class in 2019. [4]

The route[edit]

Total rally distance was close to 7,900 km (4,900 mi), with 5,000 km (3,100 mi) of special stages. The rally started from Jeddah, headed north along the Red Sea, passed through Red Sea Project towards ambitious city project Neom. The rally turn east, towards capital Riyadh. After the rest day the rally headed south to the Arabian Desert, across the dunes of the Empty Quarter, then south-east into the Eastern Province as far as Shubaytah, and then back north-west to finish in Qiddiya. [5] David Castera, director of the Dakar said "I'm already inspired and delighted to have to design a course in such a monumental geography, made for the most audacious itineraries. We are spoilt for choice. Sports, navigation, a will to surpass oneself: all these aspects will naturally be glorified on this territory made for rally-raids.” [6]

The competitors[edit]

Many well known rally drivers entered this edition, including 13-time winner Stephane Peterhansel, and previous year's winner Nasser Al-Attiyah. Former Formula One champion Fernando Alonso made a debut in the event in car category. [7] [8] The official entry list consisted of 351 vehicles (vs 334 in 2019). The entry list consisted of 557 competitors, which represented 53 nationalities. Most dominant was French with 258 entries, followed by Spanish 77 and the Dutch 53. As the rally moved out of South America, the proportion of South American entrants had logically decreased, however it had still strong with 42 vehicle entries. The most significant increase was from host country Saudi Arabia - 18 (13 drivers/riders and 5 navigators). 65 competitors took part in Dakar rallies on four continents. The oldest contestant was 73 years old, while the youngest turn 18 during the event. There were 13 female contestants. [9]

Changes in regulations[edit]

Several new formats were introduced in this edition of the rally. The roadbooks, which are now in color, on six stages were handed out 15 minutes prior to the start of the timed sector. The aim was reduce competitive advantage of the big teams and to rebalance the parameters in favour of the less professional entries. In order to eliminate cheating with technology only affordable by the largest teams, all unapproved competitor electronic devices needed to be locked in a sealed compartment during the race. Also, the organizers placed cameras inside top 19 participant vehicles to be able to review footage if suspicion arises. [10] On top of already traditional all vehicle marathon stage, a motorcycle "Super Marathon" stage was introduced, where only 10 minutes of work on the machines were allowed. Compulsory bike and quad 15 min. breaks while refueling were now extended to all vehicle categories. Competitors who were forced to retire will be permitted to re-join the rally in the “Dakar Experience” classification, similar to the "Rally 2" classification used in the World Rally Championship.[11] This year all UTV's were homogenized into a single FIA T3 category for lightweight buggies (< 900 kg) with an engine size less than 1,000 cc. Fitted with restrictors, UTV's were sub-categorized into T3.S (production vehicles) limited to 120 km/h and T3.P (prototypes) limited to 130 km/h. [12]

Entry lists[edit]

Last minute changes[edit]

French motorcycle rider Michael Metge has announced that he is withdrawing from entering the event due to knee injury. His brother Adrien Metge took his place. [13] Polish motorcycle rider Jackek Bartoszek also have suffered knee injury while training, and was not be able to start. [14]

Another Polish sportsman Sebastian Rozwadowski, co-driver to Benediktas Vanagas became ill with tropical virus while on holidays, and was forced to withdraw. Last year 11-th placed Benediktas Vanagas managed to reach agreement with Filipe Palmeiro as his replacement co-driver. [15] Filipe was to start the event as Boris Garafulic co-driver until Boris announced his withdrawal from 2020 rally due to political situation in Chile. [16] Stéphane Peterhansel was due to start with his wife Andrea as co-driver, however, pre-race medical tests revealed a health concern, and Andrea withdrew. Stephane's new co-pilot became Paulo Fiúza, although they both lack fluency in English, their common language. [17]

During the shakedown three days before the start Martin Kolomý crashed his Ford Raptor. In addition to injuring his back, the rollcage of his vehicle was damaged enough to rule him out of starting the rally. [18]

In UTV category Cyril Despres got the last minute call-up to start in OT3 buggy with co-driver Mike Horn. [19] Artur Ardavichus could not resolve issues with his license in time and gave up his place in the team to fellow-Kazakh Denis Berezovskiy. [20]

Number of entries[edit]

Stage Bikes Quads Cars UTVs Trucks Total
Entry list 147 23 89 45 47 351
At start line 144 23 83 46 46 342
Rest day[21] 108(120) 15(21) 64(76) 32(39) 30(35) 249(291)
At finish line 96 12 58 31 29 226
Completed "Dakar Experience" 4 5 4 3 3 19

Note: The number in brackets includes participants in "Dakar Experience" class.

Vehicles and Categories[edit]

In 2020 event the major vehicle categories were motorbikes, quads, cars, UTV's and trucks. The vehicles are further divided into classes and subcategories in accordance to FIA homologation.

G1 - the "Elite" motorbike group. Defined by A.S.O. "Elite" riders have all finished in the Top 10 in the general classification or have at least won a special stage in the past few years. All motorbike classes have engine capacity limited to 450cc.

G2 - the "Non-Elite" motorbike group. This subcategory sometimes called the "Super Production". To participate, the rider must have already finished at least one round of the FIM Cross-Country World Cup or a "Dakar Series" race. Another subcategory is the "Marathon" sub-class, restrictions on which components may be changed during the race applies to competitors in this category.

G3 - the quad class. Quads are subdivided into the two-wheel drive quads with engine capacity limited to 750cc and the four-wheel drive quads with engine capacity limited to 900cc.

T1 - the most common Cars class, it is a prototype vehicle, built of a tubular frame, with fiberglass or carbon bodywork shell. They commonly have a "silhouette" of a production vehicle, but in reality only a few decorative parts in common, such as lights and grille. T1 is further subdivided into petrol/diesel and 2WD/4WD subcategories.

T2 - are production vehicles modified for competition in Cars class. The FIA regulations are very strict about what can and cannot be modified or up-rated. Typical modifications include roll cage, "bucket" seats with racing safety harness, competition fuel tanks.

T3 - are lightweight prototype vehicles, often equipped with motorcycle engines. Since 2017 the T3's are classified in a separate UTV (sometimes called SSV or SxS (side by side)) category.

T4 - is the truck category. The production-based trucks that meet FIA regulations are in T4.1 subcategory. Not many compete in the Dakar Rally because they are not very suitable for crossing dunes. T4.2, the most common category is created by the Dakar Rally organizers. These are prototype trucks, with cab and certain components standard. There is also T4.3 "rapid assistance" vehicles. The are essentially mobile workshops on T4.1 or T4.2 base, built to carry parts and assist their teams vehicles in other categories.

OPEN - includes vehicles meeting technical standards different from those of the FIA, such as the American SCORE regulation, electric vehicles or powered by alternative energy sources. Beginning with the 2019 Dakar Rally, UTV's that meet national regulations are also allowed under this category. [22]

Category Bikes Quads Cars UTVs Trucks
Class Description Class Description Class Description Class Description Class Description
G1.1 "Elite" G3.1 750cc 2WD quads T1.1 T1 petrol 4x4 modified T3.S Production UTVs T4.1 Production Trucks
G2.1 "Non-Elite" G3.2 900cc 4WD quads T1.2 T1 diesel 4x4 modified T3.P Prototype UTVs T4.2 Modified Trucks
G2.2 "Non-Elite" "Marathon" T1.3 T1 petrol 2WD modified T4.3 Rapid Assistance Vehicles
T1.4 T1 diesel 2WD modified
T1.5 T1 with SCORE approval
T2.1 T2 petrol production
T2.2 T2 diesel production
T2.C T2 production othersee note
TAS Special Stage Assistance
OP.1 Renewable Energy Powered

Note: T2.C category is T2 production vehicles with obsolete FIA approval

Bikes[edit]

Entry list — Bikes
 Note:
     The "Dakar Legends" - competitors that participated in 10 or more Dakar events - are marked in yellow.
     The first time starters - "rookies" - are marked in blue.
     In orange are marked the competitors participating in "Original by Motul" - limited assistance marathon class.
No. Driver Country Vehicle Team
1 Toby Price  Australia KTM 450 Red Bull KTM Factory Team
2 Matthias Walkner  Austria KTM 450 Red Bull KTM Factory Team
3 Sam Sunderland  United Kingdom KTM 450 Red Bull KTM Factory Team
4 Adrien Van Beveren [fr]  France Yamaha WR450F Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team
5 Pablo Quintanilla [fr; es]  Chile Husqvarna FR 450 Rally Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
6 Andrew Short  USA Husqvarna FR 450 Rally Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
7 Kevin Benavides  Argentina Honda CRF 450 Rally Monster Energy Honda Team 2020
8 Paulo Gonçalves  Portugal Hero 450 Rally Hero Motosports Team Rally
9 Ricky Brabec  USA Honda CRF 450 Rally Monster Energy Honda Team 2020
10 Xavier De Soultrait [fr]  France Yamaha WR450F Rally Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team
11 Michael Metge  France Sherco TVS 450 RTM Sherco TVS Rally Factory
12 Joan Barreda Bort  Spain Honda CRF 450 Rally Monster Energy Honda Team 2020
14 Laia Sanz  Spain KTM 450 Gas Gas Factory Team
16 Luciano Benavides  Argentina KTM 450 Red Bull KTM Factory Team
17 José Ignacio Cornejo Florimo  Chile Honda CRF 450 Rally Monster Energy Honda Team 2020
18 Ross Branch  Botswana KTM 450 Rally Factory Replica Bas Dakar KTM Racing Team
19 Štefan Svitko  Slovakia KTM 450 Rally Replica Slovnaft Rally Team
20 Johnny Aubert  France Sherco TVS 450 Sherco TVS Rally Factory
21 Daniel Nosiglia Jager  Bolivia Honda CRF 450 Rally Team Honda Nosiglia
22 Franco Caimi  Argentina Yamaha WR450F Rally Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team
23 Ivan Jakeš  Slovakia KTM 450 Rally Replica Jakes Dakar Team
24 Lorenzo Santolino  Spain Sherco TVS 450 RTR Sherco TVS Rally Factory
25 Juan Pedrero Garcia  Spain KTM 450 Rally Ls2 Aventura Touareg
26 Aaron Mare  South Africa Honda CRF 450 Rally Monster Energy Honda Team 2020
27 Joaquim Rodrigues  Portugal Hero 450 Rally Hero Motosports Team Rally
28 Jamie Mccanney  United Kingdom Yamaha WRF 450 Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team
29 Milan Engel  Czech Republic KTM 450 Rally Replica Moto Racing Group (mrg)
30 Adam Tomiczek  Poland Husqvarna FR 450 RR Orlen Team
31 Mario Patrão  Portugal KTM 450 KTM Factory Team
32 Sebastian Bühler  Germany Hero 450 Rally Hero Motosports Team Rally
33 Loic Minaudier  France KTM 450 Rally Replica Team All Tracks
34 Arūnas Gelažninkas [lt]  Lithuania KTM Rally Replica Arūnas Gelažninkas
35 Maciej Giemza  Poland Husqvarna FR 450 RR Orlen Team
36 Mohammed Balooshi  United Arab Emirates Husqvarna FR 450 Duust Rally Team
37 Paul Spierings  Netherlands Husqvarna FR 450 Rally Ht Rally Raid Husqvarna Racing
38 Fausto Mota  Spain Husqvarna 450 Rally Replica Xraids Team
39 Benjamin Melot  France KTM 450 Rally Replica Benjamin Melot
40 Edwin Straver  Netherlands KTM 450RR Edwin Straver
41 Jacopo Cerutti  Italy Husqvarna FR 450 Rally Solarys Racing
42 Maurizio Gerini  Italy Husqvarna Husqvarna 450 Rally Solarys Racing
43 Jan Brabec  Czech Republic KTM 450 Rally Big Shock Racing
44 Emanuel Gyenes  Romania KTM 450 Rally Replica Autonet Motorcycle Team
45 Arnold Brucy  France KTM 450 Replica Brucy Racing Team
46 Mauricio Javier Gomez  Argentina Yamaha WR 450F Rally Replica Paco Gomez
47 Garrett Poucher  USA KTM 450 Rally Klymciw Racing
49 Nicolas Brabeck-Letmathe  Austria KTM 450 RR Team Casteu
50 Santosh Chunchunguppe Shivashankar  India Hero 450 Rally Hero Motosports Team Rally
51 Patricio Cabrera  Chile KTM Rally Replica Kawasaki Chile Cidef
52 Petr Vlček  Czech Republic Husqvarna 450 Petr Vlček
53 Antonio Maio  Portugal Yamaha 450 Yamaha Fino Motor Racing
54 Mirjam Pol  Netherlands Husqvarna FR 450 Rally Ht Rally Raid Husqvarna Racing
55 Patrice Carillon  France KTM 450 Rallye Carillon
56 Rodney Faggotter  Australia Yamaha WR450F Yamaha Motor Australia
57 Philippe Cavelius  France KTM Rally 450 Cavelius Team
58 Sebastian Cavallero  Peru KTM 450 Rally Rides 4 Hope
59 Skyler Howes  USA Husqvarna FR 450 Rally Klymciw Racing
60 Zhang Min  China KTM Rally Replica 450 Wu Pu Da Hai Dao Dakar Rally Team
61 Anthony Boursaud  France Yamaha 450 Rally Antho Moto Sport - Drag'on Rally Team
63 Ben Young  Australia KTM Rally Replica Duust Rally Team
64 Carlo Vellutino  Peru KTM 450 Xraids Team
65 Guillaume Chollet  France Yamaha 450 Drag'on Rally Team
66 Abdullah Al Shatti  Kuwait KTM 450 Rally Replica Duust Rally Team
68 Jan Veselý  Czech Republic Husqvarna FE 450 Ivar Cs Team
69 Florent Vayssade  France KTM 450 Rallye Team Vayssade Florent
70 Mishal Alghuneim  Saudi Arabia KTM 450 Rally Mishal Alghuneim
71 Krzysztof Jarmuż  Poland KTM Rally 115moto
72 Philippe Gendron  France KTM 450 Rally Repliqua Nomade Racing
73 Cesar Pardo  Peru KTM KTM Peru Rally Team 2018
74 Jaume Betriu  Spain KTM FR 450 Rally Motor FN Speed Team
75 Willy Jobard  France Bosuer 450 Dkr Rally Guadalpin Banus / Bosuer Racing
76 Martin Freinademetz  Austria KTM 450 Rally Replica Red Bull Romaniacs
77 Jerome Denibaud  France Husqvarna 450 Fr Rally Team Jog - Original
78 Olivier Pain  France KTM 450 Rally Team Jog - Nomade Racing
79 Guillaume Simonnet  France KTM 450 Rally Replica Team Jog - Original
80 Marcel Butuza  Romania KTM Rally Replica Vectra Racing Team
81 Josep Maria Mas Arcos  Spain Husqvarna WR 450F Pedrega Team
82 Francisco Arredondo  Argentina KTM 450 Rally Replica 2019 Duust Rally Team
83 Harith Noah Koitha Veettil  India Sherco TVS Sherco TVS Rally Factory
84 Zhao Hongyi  China KTM 450 Rally Wu Pu Da Hai Dao Dakar Rally Team
85 Charlie Herbst  France KTM 450 Rally Nomade Racing
86 Julian Jose Garcia Merino  Spain Yamaha WR 450 Merino Team
87 Rachid Al-Lal Lahadil  Spain KTM Rally Replica Ciudad Autónoma De Melilla Rachid Rally
88 Javier Alvarez Fernandez  Spain KTM 450 Rally Team Tierrastur
89 Francesco Catanese  Italy Yamaha 450 Tmf Racing Asd
90 Michael Extance  United Kingdom KTM 450EXCF Mick Extance
91 Enrique Guzman  Chile KTM 450 Rally Replica Xraids Team
92 Jacek Bartoszek  Poland KTM 450 Rally Replica 2017 Duust Rally Team
93 Guillaume Martens  Netherlands KTM 450 RR Macad Rally Team
94 Oswaldo Burga  Peru KTM Rally 450 Lalo Burga
95 Sebastien Lagut  France KTM 450 Rally Replica Nomade Racing
96 Wesley Pittens  Netherlands Yamaha WR450F Rally Replica Yamaha Team Pittens Netherlands
97 Simon Marčič  Slovenia KTM EXC 450 Marcic
98 Sara Garcia  Spain Yamaha WRF450 Pont Grup Yamaha
99 Javier Vega Puerta  Spain Yamaha Wr450 Pont Grup Yamaha
100 Stuart Gregory  South Africa KTM 450 Rally Replica Stuart Gregory
102 Neil Hawker  United Kingdom Husqvarna 450 RRally Neil Hawker
103 Gabor Saghmeister  Serbia KTM 450 Rally Replica Saghmeister Team
104 Kyle Mc Coy  USA KTM 450 Rally Factory Replica Bas Dakar KTM Racing Team
105 Daniel Albero Puig  Spain Husqvarna 450 FE Rally Team Un Diabetico En El Dakar
106 Alessandro Barbero  Italy KTM KTC 450 SXE Alessandro Barbero
107 Lionel Costes  France KTM 450 Nomade Racing
108 Ignacio Sanchis  Spain KTM 450 Replica Rally FN Speed Team
109 Mirko Pavan  Italy Beta Nsm Racing Team
110 Alberto Bertoldi  Italy KTM 450 Rally BMS Moto
111 Cesare Zacchetti  Italy KTM 450 Rally Cesare Zacchetti
112 Jose Arvest Portero  Spain KTM 450 Rally Club Aventura Touareg
113 Sebastian Alberto Urquia  Argentina KTM 450 Rally X Raids PJM General Deheza
114 Craig Keyworth  United Kingdom Husqvarna 450 Factory Rally Adventure-Tech
115 Olaf Harmsen  Netherlands KTM 450 Rally Replica Bas Dakar KTM Racing Team
116 Carl Johan Bjerkert  Sweden Husqvarna FR 450 Rally Ht Rally Raid Husqvarna Racing
117 Kirsten Landman  South Africa KTM 450 Rally Replica Bas Dakar KTM Racing Team
118 Alexandre Bispo  France Yamaha WRF Rallye Expresso Racing
119 Fabio Fasola  Italy Husqvarna Fasola
120 Taye Perry  South Africa KTM 450 Rally Replica Nomade Racing
122 Alejandro Aros  Chile KTM 450 Rally Replica Xraids Team
123 Wessel Bosman  South Africa KTM 450 Rally Replica Race-2-dakar
124 Martien Jimmink  Netherlands Husqvarna FR 450 RR Ht Rally Raid Husqvarna Racing
125 Frederic Barlerin  France KTM EXC Rallye Fred
126 Simon Hewitt  United Kingdom Yamaha WR450F Crazy Camel Motorsport
127 Sebastien Cojean  France Husqvarna 450 Rally Factory Förch Seb Cojean
128 Giordano Pacheco  Colombia KTM 450 Replica Calidoso Racing Team
129 Antonio Lincoln Berrocal  Brazil KTM Rally Team Pro Tork
130 Myunggul Ryu  South Korea Husqvarna HQV FR450 Rally Klymciw Racing
131 David Chavez  Peru KTM EXC-F 450 Club Aventura Touareg
132 Martin Michek  Czech Republic KTM 450 Moto Racing Group (mrg)
133 Dmitry Agoshkov  Russia KTM 450 Rally Troykateam
134 Zaker Yakp  China KTM 450 Rally Wu Pu Da Hai Dao Dakar Rally Team
135 Leonardo Cola  Argentina KTM 450 Rally Replica Little Bigger
136 Bruno Bony  France KTM 450 Rally Team Casteu
137 Fabrice Lardon  France KTM Team Casteu
138 Romain Leloup  France KTM Wolfie Team Repar'stores
139 Pierre Louis Le Bonniec  France KTM 450 Rallye Factory Replica Nomade Racing
142 Graeme Sharp  Zimbabwe KTM 450 Rally Factory Replica Bas Dakar KTM Racing Team
143 Matthew Tisdall  Australia KTM 450 Rally Bas Dakar KTM Racing Team
144 Roman Krejčí  Czech Republic KTM 450 Rally Ivar Cs Team
145 Blas Zapag Hijo Zapag Peralta  Paraguay KTM 450 Replica M.e.d. Racing Team
146 Gerben Lieverdink  Netherlands KTM 450 Rally Replica Bas Dakar KTM Racing Team
147 David Mabbs  United Kingdom KTM Rally Vendettaracinguae.com
148 David McBride  United Kingdom KTM 450 Ralley Vendettaracinguae.com
149 Ismael Nietto  Chile Speedbrain 450 Factory Ismael Nietto
150 Salman Mohamed Humood Farhan Farhan  Bahrain Husqvarna FR 450 Rally Ht Rally Raid Husqvarna Racing
151 Eric Martinez  France KTM/Husquvarna Rallye Replica Eric Martinez
152 Phillip Wilson  Australia KTM Rally Replica 450 Bas Dakar KTM Racing Team
153 Philip Turner  United Kingdom KTM 450 Rally Factory Replica Bas Dakar KTM Racing Team
154 Eduardo Iglesias Sanchez  Spain KTM Rally Eduardo Iglesias Sanchez
155 Matteo Olivetto  Italy KTM 450 EXC 2019 Abc Old Farm Racing
158 Trevor Colin Wilson  Australia Husqvarna FR 450 Rally Trevor Wilson

Quads[edit]

Entry list — Quads
 Note:
     The "Dakar Legends" - competitors that participated in 10 or more Dakar events - are marked in yellow.
     The first time starters - "rookies" - are marked in blue.
No. Driver Country Vehicle Team
250 Ignacio Casale  Chile Yamaha Raptor 700 Casale Racing
251 Rafał Sonik  Poland Yamaha Raptor 700 Sonik Team
252 Alexandre Giroud  France Yamaha YFZ 700 Team Giroud
254 Nelson Sanabria Galeano [es]  Paraguay Yamaha Raptor 700 M.E.D. Racing Team
255 Manuel Andújar  Argentina Yamaha Raptor 700 7240 Team
257 Kamil Wiśniewski [fr]  Poland Yamaha Raptor 700 Orlen Team
258 Tomáš Kubiena  Czech Republic Ibos YFM 700 Raptor Moto Racing Group (mrg)
259 Axel Dutrie  France Yamaha Raptor 700 Drag'on Rally Team
260 Carlos Alejandro Verza  Argentina Yamaha 099 Renegade X XC 850 Verza Rally Team
261 Martin Sarquiz  Argentina Can-Am 800 R Martin Sarquiz Team
262 Sebastien Souday  France Yamaha 700YFMR Team All Tracks
263 Zdeněk Tůma  Czech Republic Yamaha Raptor Barth Racing Team
265 Simon Vitse  France Yamaha 700 Raptor Je Peux 2020-bbr Mercier Racing
266 Leonardo Martínez  Bolivia Can-Am Renegade Team Can Am Martinez
267 Giovanni Enrico  Chile Yamaha Raptor 700 Enrico Racing Team
268 Italo Pedemonte  Chile Yamaha Raptor 700 Enrico Racing Team
271 Nicolas Robledo Serna  Colombia Can-Am 2018 Mazzucco Can-Am Team
272 Mariano Bennazar  Argentina Yamaha Raptor Bennazar Quad Team
273 Romain Dutu  France Yamaha 700 Raptor Smx Racing
274 Toni Vingut  Spain Yamaha Raptor 700 Visit Sant Antoni - Ibiza
275 Abdulmajed Aakhulaifi  Saudi Arabia Yamaha 2019 Race World Team
277 Arkadiusz Lindner  Poland Can-Am Renegade Lindner 91 Team
278 Paweł Otwinowski  Poland Yamaha Raptor Duust Rally Team

Cars[edit]

Entry list — Cars
 Note:
     The "Dakar Legends" - competitors that participated in 10 or more Dakar events - are marked in yellow.
     The first time starters - "rookies" - are marked in blue.
     Competitors that did not complete the race.
No. Driver Country Co-driver Country Vehicle Team Class
300 Nasser Al-Attiyah  Qatar Matthieu Baumel [fr]  France Toyota Hilux Toyota Gazoo Racing T1.1
301 Nani Roma  Spain Daniel Oliveras Carreras [fr]  Spain Borgward BX7 Evo Borgward Rally Team T1.1
302 Stéphane Peterhansel  France Paulo Fiúza  Portugal Mini John Cooper Works Buggy Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team T1.4
303 Jakub Przygoński [fr; pl]  Poland Timo Gottschalk  Germany Mini John Cooper Works Rally Orlen X-Raid Team T1.2
304 Giniel De Villiers  South Africa Alex Haro Bravo  Spain Toyota Hilux Toyota Gazoo Racing T1.1
305 Carlos Sainz  Spain Lucas Cruz  Spain Mini John Cooper Works Buggy Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team T1.4
306 Martin Prokop  Czech Republic Viktor Chytka  Czech Republic Ford Raptor RS Cross Country MP-Sports T1.1
307 Bernhard Ten Brinke [fr]  Netherlands Tom Colsoul [fr]  Belgium Toyota Hilux Toyota Gazoo Racing T1.1
308 Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi  United Arab Emirates Xavier Panseri [fr]  France Peugeot 3008 DKR PH-Sport T1.4
309 Yazeed Al Rajhi  Saudi Arabia Konstantin Zhiltsov  Russia Toyota Hilux Overdrive Toyota T1.1
310 Fernando Alonso  Spain Marc Coma  Spain Toyota Hilux Toyota Gazoo Racing T1.1
311 Orlando Terranova  Argentina Bernardo Graue  Argentina Mini John Cooper Works Rally X-Raid Mini JCW Team T1.2
312 Benediktas Vanagas  Lithuania Filipe Palmeiro  Portugal Toyota Hilux Inbank Team Pitlane T1.1
314 Erik Van Loon  Netherlands Sebastien Delaunay  France Toyota Hilux Overdrive Overdrive Toyota T1.1
315 Mathieu Serradori  France Fabian Lurquin  Belgium Century Buggy SRT Racing T1.3
316 Peter Van Merksteijn  Netherlands Michael Orr  United Kingdom Toyota Hilux Overdrive Overdrive Toyota T1.1
317 Vladimir Vasilyev  Russia Vitaliy Yevtyekhov  Ukraine Mini John Cooper Works X-Raid G-Energy T1.2
318 Antanas Juknevičius  Lithuania Darius Vaičiulis  Lithuania Toyota Overdrive Hilux 2016 IRS Model VSI Dakaras LT T1.1
319 Vaidotas Žala [lt]  Lithuania Saulius Jurgelėnas  Lithuania Mini All4 Racing Agrorodeo T1.2
320 Ronan Chabot  France Gilles Pillot  France Toyota Hilux Overdrive Overdrive Toyota T1.1
321 Dominique Housieaux  France Pascal Delacour  France MD Rally Sport Optimus MD Rallye Sport T1.3
322 Wei Han  China Min Liao  China Hanwei Motorsport 2wd Geely Auto Shell Lubricant Team T1.3
323 Denis Krotov  Russia Dmytro Tsyro  Ukraine Mini John Cooper Works Rally MSK Rally Team T1.2
324 Yasir Seaidan  Saudi Arabia Alexy Kuzmich  Russia Mini 2013 Race World Team T1.2
325 Isidre Esteve Pujol  Spain Txema Villalobos  Spain BMW BV6 Repsol Rally Team / Sodicars Racing T1.2
326 Christian Lavieille  France Jean-Pierre Garcin  France Toyota VDJ200 Toyota Auto Body T2.2
327 Pascal Thomasse  France Christophe Crespo  France MD Rally Sport Optimus Keepower Motorsports MD T1.3
328 Tomáš Ouředníček  Czech Republic David Kripal  Czech Republic Ford Ranger Ultimate Dakar T2.2
329 Romain Dumas  France Alexandre Winocq  France RD Limited DXX RD Limited T1.3
330 Pierre Lachaume  France Jean Michel Polato  France Peugeot 2008 DKR PH-Sport T1.4
331 Miroslav Zapletal  Czech Republic Marek Sýkora  Slovakia Ford F150 Evo Offroadsport T1.1
332 Ricardo Porem  Portugal Manuel Porem  Portugal Borgward BX7 Evo Borgward Rally Team T1.1
333 Remy Vauthier   Switzerland Gerard Dubuy  France MD Rally Sport Optimus MD Rallye Sport T1.3
334 Jesus Calleja  Spain Jaume Aregall  Spain Toyota Hilux Overdrive Overdrive Toyota T1.1
335 Jerôme Pelichet  France Pascal Larroque  France MD Rally Sport Optimus Raidlynx T1.3
336 Cristina Gutiérrez Herrero  Spain Pablo Moreno Huete  Spain Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Mitsubishi / Sodicars Racing T1.2
337 Jean Pierre Strugo  France Francois Borsotto  France MD Rally Sport Optimus MD Rallye Sport T1.3
338 Akira Miura  Japan Laurent Lichtleuchter  France Toyota VDJ200 Toyota Auto Body T2.2
339 Martin Kolomý  Czech Republic Jiří Stross  Czech Republic Ford Raptor RS Cross Country MP-Sports T1.1
340 Aidong Li  China Zhaoyang Shen  China Chevrolet Qian’an Jiu Jiang Landsail Racing Club T1.1
341 Oscar Fuertes Aldanondo  Spain Diego Vallejo  Spain Ssangyong Korando DKR Ssangyong Motosport / Sodicars Racing T1.3
342 Thomas Bell  United Kingdom Patrick McMurren  United Kingdom Nissan Navara Sabertooth Motoring Adventure T1.1
343 Boris Vaculík  Czech Republic Martin Plechaty  Czech Republic Ford F150 Evo 3rcz.com T1.1
344 Bobby Patton  USA Robby Pierce  USA Toyota Hilux Overdrive Overdrive Toyota T1.1
345 Xavier Foj  Spain Ignacio Santamaria  Spain Toyota Land Cruiser Foj Motorsport T1.2
346 Gerard Tramoni  France Dominique Totain  France Land Rover Discovery Team 100% Sud Ouest T1.1
347 Tim Coronel  Netherlands Tom Coronel  Netherlands Jefferies Dakar Rally "The Beast 3.0" Maxxis Dakar Team Powered By Eurol T1.5
348 Blas Zapag  Paraguay Juan Jose Sanchez  Paraguay Volkswagen Amarok South Racing T1.1
349 Jerome Renaud  France Max Delfino  France Rover Nemesis R Team Ssp T1.1
350 Jean Remy Bergounhe  France Jean Brucy  France Buggy LCR30 SRT Racing T1.3
351 Alexandre Pesci   Switzerland Stephan Kuhni   Switzerland Rebellion DXX RD Limited T1.3
352 Andrey Cherednikov  Kazakhstan Ignat Falkov  Kazakhstan Ford F150 Evo Offroad Kazakhstan T1.1
353 Juan Carlos Vallejo  Chile Leonardo Baronio  Peru Volkswagen Amarok Team Proraid Peru T1.2
354 Hennie De Klerk  South Africa Johann Wilhelm Smalberger  South Africa Nissan Navara Treasuryone T1.1
355 Aleksandr Dorossinskij  Russia Oleg Uperenko  Latvia Mini All4 Racing X-Raid Mini JCW Team T1.2
356 Markus Walcher  Germany Tobias Henschel  Germany QT Bowler Wildcat Enduro XXX T1.1
357 Frederic Tuheil  France Pierre Tuheil  France Toyota Rav V8 Team 100% Sud Ouest T1.1
358 Philippe Boutron  France Mayeul Barbet  France Sodicars BV2 Sodicars Racing T1.3
359 Maik Willems  Netherlands Robert Van Pelt  Netherlands Toyota Overdrive Bastion Hotels Dakar Team T1.1
360 Roman Starikovich  Cyprus Bert Heskes  Netherlands Toyota Hilux Overdrive Autolife T1.1
361 Mohamad Altwijri  Saudi Arabia Khalid Almarshood  Saudi Arabia Toyota Land Cruiser Altuwaijri Racing Team T1.1
362 Jianyun Jin  China Wenke Ma  China MD Rally Sport Optimus Keepower Motorsports MD T1.3
363 Quan Ruan  China Yirong Wang  China Chevrolet Qian’an Jiu Jiang Landsail Racing Club T1.1
364 Manuel Plaza Perez  Spain Monica Plaza  Spain Sodicars BV2 Sodicars Racing T1.3
365 Fernanda Kanno  Peru Alonso Carrillo  Peru Toyota Land Cruiser De 0 Al Dakar T1.1
367 Andrea Schiumarini  Italy Enrico Gaspari  Italy Mitsubishi Pajero WRC Plus R Team T1.2
368 Gintas Petrus  Lithuania Tomas Jančys  Lithuania Toyota Hilux Petrus Racing T1.1
369 Teun Stam  Netherlands Rene Bargeman  Netherlands Toyota Rally Cruiser Schijf Rally T1.2
371 Francois Cousin  France Stephane Cousin  France Nissan No3 Compagnie Des Dunes T1.1
372 Sebastián Guayasamín  Ecuador Mauro Esteban Lipez  Argentina Chevrolet BV8 Sodicars Racing T1.1
373 Yuqiao Zhao  China Ke Yan  China Chevrolet Qian’an Jiu Jiang Landsail Racing Club T1.1
374 Abdulaziz Alyaeesh  Saudi Arabia Faisal Mohammed Ftyh  Saudi Arabia Isuzu D-Max Naizk T2.2
375 Faris Alshammari  Saudi Arabia Musa Djiyerian  Jordan Nissan 2012 Alfares n/a
376 Thierry Richard  France Franck Maldonado  France Nissan Springbok Sodicars Racing T1.1
377 Joan Font  Spain Borja Rodriguez  Spain Toyota Land Cruiser FN Speed Team TAS
379 Lei Zhong  China Feng Chen  China Chevrolet BV2 Soaring Dragon / Sodicars Racing T1.3
380 Muneef Alshammari  Saudi Arabia Abdulsalam Alshammari  Saudi Arabia Nissan Patrol Muneef Alshammari n/a
381 Juan Manuel Maña  Spain Jose Calvar  Spain Toyota Land Cruiser KDJ 120 Automode T.2C
382 Edvinas Juškauskas  Lithuania Aisvydas Paliukėnas  Lithuania Toyota Hilux Heston MRO Team Pitlane T1.1
385 Yves Tartarin  France Patrick Lepers  France Land Rover Nemesis R RD Limited T1.2
386 Marco Piana  France William Alcaraz  France Toyota KDJ 125 Xtremeplus Polaris Factory Team TAS
387 Philippe Raud  France Patrice Saint Marc  France Toyota Land Cruiser Sodicars Racing T1.2
389 Pablo Canto Martínez  Spain Ariel Jaton  Argentina Toyota Hilux Fusiona T1.2
390 Jordi Queralto  Spain Petra Zemánková  Czech Republic Jeep Rubicon Krestex Team OP.1
391 Aldawsari Sallal  Saudi Arabia Mohammad Einab  Saudi Arabia Nissan Y 61 Border Guard Rally Team n/a
392 Marco Carrara  Italy Maurizio Dominella  Italy Mitsubishi Pajero WRC Plus R Team T1.2

UTVs[edit]

Entry list — UTVs
 Note:
     The "Dakar Legends" - competitors that participated in 10 or more Dakar events - are marked in yellow.
     The first time starters - "rookies" - are marked in blue.
No. Driver Country Co-driver Country Vehicle Team
400 Francisco "Chaleco" López Contardo  Chile Juan Pablo Latrach Vinagre  Chile Can-Am Maverick South Racing Can-Am
401 Gerard Farrés Güell  Spain Armand Monleon  Spain Can-Am Maverick Monster Energy Can-Am
402 Reinaldo Varela  Brazil Gustavo Gugelmin  Brazil Can-Am Maveric X3 Monster Energy Can-Am
403 Cyril Despres  France Michael Horn   Switzerland OT3 buggy Red Bull Off-Road Team USA
404 Conrad Rautenbach  Zimbabwe Pedro Bianchi Prata  Portugal PH-Sport Zephyr PH-Sport
405 Casey Currie  USA Sean Berriman  USA Can-Am Maverick Monster Energy Can-Am
406 Jose Luis Pena Campo  Spain Rafael Tornabell Cordoba  Spain Polaris RZR 1000 Turbo Xtremeplus Polaris Factory Team
407 Denis Berezovskiy  Kazakhstan Ricardo Adrian Torlaschi  Argentina Can-Am Maverick X3 Forestal Team
409 Blade Hildebrand  USA Francois Cazalet  France OT3 buggy Red Bull Off-Road Team USA
410 José Antonio Hinojo López  Spain Diego Ortega Gil  Spain Can-Am Maverick X3 Hibor Raid
411 Sergey Karyakin  Russia Anton Vlasiuk  Russia BRP Maverick X3 Snag Racing Team
412 Mitchell Guthrie  USA Ola Fløene  Norway OT3 buggy Red Bull Off-Road Team USA
414 Josef Macháček  Czech Republic Vlastimil Tošenovský  Czech Republic Can-Am Maverick X RS Turbo R Buggyra Racing
415 Ruben Gracia  Spain Sergio Peinado Jimenez  Spain Extreme GPR20 GPR Sport
417 Axel Alletru  France Francois Beguin  Belgium Can-Am X3 # Je Peux 2020-BBR Mercier Racing
418 Graham Knight  United Kingdom David Watson  United Kingdom Polaris RZR 1000 Turbo Xtremeplus Polaris Factory Team
419 Aron Domżała  Poland Maciej Marton  Poland Can-Am Maverick X3 Domzala
420 Jesus Puras  Spain Xavier Blanco  Spain Can-Am Maverick X3 Xraids & Buggymaster Team
421 Camelia Liparoti  Italy Annett Fischer  Germany Yamaha YXZ 1000R C.A.T. Racing Yamaha
423 Omar Eliseo Gandara  Argentina Sergio Lafuente  Uruguay Can-Am Maverick X3 Omar Gandara Dakar Team
424 Eric Abel  France Christian Manez  France Polaris RZR 1000 Turbo Xtremeplus Polaris Factory Team
425 Maciej Domżała  Poland Rafał Marton  Poland Can-Am Macerick X3 Domzala
426 Patrick Sireyjol  France Jean Luc Martin  France Can-Am Team BTR
427 Austin Jones  USA Kellon Walch  USA Can-Am Maverick South Racing Can-Am
428 Herve Diers  France Alain Brousse  France Can-Am X3 # Je Peux 2020-BBR Mercier Racing
429 Kees Koolen  Netherlands Jurgen Van Den Goorbergh  Netherlands Can-Am Maverick X3 MEC Team
430 Roberto Carranza  Spain Juan Carlos Fernandez  Spain Extreme GPR20 GPR Sport
431 Juan Miguel Fidel Medero  Spain Juan Silva  Argentina Can-Am X3 FN Speed Team
432 Fabio Del Punta  Italy Giacomo Tognarini  Italy Can-Am Maverick R Team
433 Santiago Navarro  Spain Marc Sola Terradellas  Spain Can-Am X3 FN Speed Team
434 Vincent Gonzalez   Switzerland Stephane Duple  France Can-Am Maverick X-RS El Blanco Rosso Racing Team
437 Antonio Marmolejo  Colombia Eduardo Blanco  Spain Can-Am Maverick South Racing Can-Am
438 Miguel Ardid Viturro  Spain Pedro Lopez Chaves  Spain Can-Am Maverick X3 Xraids & Buggymaster Team
439 Jeremy Croizon  France Gregory Croizon  France Suzuki 1000 GSXR MD Rallye Sport
440 Hugues Lapouille  France Eric Croquelois  France Can-Am X3 # Je Peux 2020-BBR Mercier Racing
441 Frederic Pitout  France Renaud Niveau  France Can-Am DFDSF Team BTR
442 Saleh Alsaif  Saudi Arabia Moad Alarja  Jordan Can-Am X3 RRS Asasi
443 Aleksei Shmotev  Russia Andrei Rudnitski  Belarus Can-Am Maverick X3 X RS Snag Racing Team
444 Ilya Rouss  Russia Anton Yarashuk  Belarus Can-Am Maverick X3 Forestal Team
445 Pedro Burgo Vilanova  Spain Marcos Burgo Vilanova  Spain Can-Am Maverick X3 Galimplant Team
446 Stefano Marrini  Italy Nicolas Garcia  Argentina Yamaha YXZ 1000R Stefano Marrini
447 Michele Cinotto  Italy Marco Arnoletti  Italy X3 FN Speed Team
448 Cedric Lemaire  France Dominique Marcant  France Can-Am X3 # Je Peux 2020-BBR Mercier Racing
450 Domingo Roman Pardos  Spain Eduardo Izquierdo Rodriguez  Spain Extreme GPR20 GPR Sport
451 Talal El Badr  Saudi Arabia Ali Mirza  United Arab Emirates Can-Am Lc200 TB Motorsports
473 Elvis Borsoi  Italy Stefano Pelloni  Italy Can-Am Maverick X3 XRS RT73

Trucks[edit]

Entry list — Trucks
 Note:
     The "Dakar Legends" - competitors that participated in 10 or more Dakar events - are marked in yellow.
     The first time starters - "rookies" - are marked in blue.
No. Driver Country Co-driver Country Technician Country Vehicle Team
500 Eduard Nikolaev  Russia Evgenii Iakovlev  Russia Vladimir Rybakov  Russia Kamaz 43509 Kamaz Master
501 Dmitry Sotnikov [fr]  Russia Ruslan Akhmadeev  Russia Ilgiz Akhmetzianov  Russia Kamaz 43509 Kamaz Master
502 Aleš Loprais  Czech Republic Petr Pokora  Czech Republic Khalid Alkendi  United Arab Emirates Tatra Jamal - Queen 69 Instaforex Loprais Team
503 Siarhei Viazovich [fr]  Belarus Pavel Haranin  Belarus Anton Zaparoshchanka  Belarus MAZ 6440RR MAZ-Sportauto
504 Martin Macik  Czech Republic František Tomášek  Czech Republic David Švanda  Czech Republic Iveco PowerStar Big Shock Racing
505 Janus Van Kasteren  Netherlands Darek Rodewald  Poland Marcel Snijders  Netherlands Iveco PowerStar Petronas Team De Rooy Iveco
506 Martin Van Den Brink [nl]  Netherlands Wouter De Graaff  Netherlands Mitchel Van Den Brink  Netherlands Renault Trucks K520 Mammoet Rallysport
507 Gert Huzink  Netherlands Rob Buursen  Netherlands Martin Roesink  Netherlands Renault C460 Hybrid Edition Riwald Dakar Team
508 Aleksandr Vasilevski  Belarus Dzmitry Vikhrenka  Belarus Vitali Murylev  Belarus MAZ 5309RR MAZ-Sportauto
509 Martin Šoltys  Czech Republic Tomáš Šikola  Czech Republic David Schovánek  Czech Republic Tatra Phoenix Tatra Buggyra Racing
510 Robert Szustkowski [pl]  Poland Jarosław Kazberuk  Poland Filip Skrobanek  Czech Republic Tatra Jamal Fesh Fesh / R-sixteam
511 Andrey Karginov  Russia Andrey Mokeev  Russia Igor Leonov  Russia Kamaz 43509 Kamaz Master
512 Teruhito Sugawara  Japan Yuji Mochizuki  Japan Hirokazu Somemiya  Japan Hino 500 Hino Team Sugawara
514 Pascal De Baar  Netherlands Jan Van Der Vaet  Belgium Stefan Slootjes  Netherlands Renault K520 Riwald Dakar Team
515 Mathias Behringer  Germany Stefan Henken  Germany Bruno Sousa  Portugal MAN SX South Racing
516 Anton Shibalov  Russia Dmitrii Nikitin  Russia Ivan Tatarinov  Russia Kamaz 43509 Kamaz Master
517 Albert Llovera  Andorra Ferran Marco Alcayna  Spain Marc Torres  Spain Iveco PowerStar Petronas Team De Rooy Iveco
518 Claudio Bellina  Italy Giulio Minelli  Italy Bruno Gotti  Italy DAF X2223 Italtrans
519 Ikuo Hanawa  Japan Yudai Hanawa  Japan Mayumi Kezuka  Japan Hino 600 Hino Team Sugawara
521 Patrice Garrouste  France Szymon Gospodarczyk  Poland Petr Vojkovský  Czech Republic Tatra Jamal Fesh Fesh / R-sixteam
522 Victor Willem Corne Versteijnen  Netherlands Andreas Wilhelmus Michiel Marius Van Der Sande  Netherlands Teun Van Dal  Netherlands Iveco PowerStar Petronas Team De Rooy Iveco
523 Jordi Juvanteny  Spain Jose Luis Criado  Spain Xavier Domenech  Spain MAN TGA 26.480 Epsilon
524 Richard De Groot  Netherlands Van Den Elshout Raph  Netherlands Hulsebosch Jan  Netherlands Renault K-520 Firemen Dakar Team
525 Gerrit Zuurmond  Netherlands Jasper Riezebos  Netherlands Klaas Kwakkel  Netherlands MAN H51 Rainbow Truck Team
526 Paolo Calabria  Italy Loris Calubini  Italy Giuseppe Fortuna  Italy MAN AG 4x4 Orobica Raid
527 Jan Van De Laar  Netherlands Ben Van De Laar  Netherlands Simon Stubbs  United Kingdom DAF FAV 85 Fried Van De Laar Racing
528 Aliaksei Vishneuski  Belarus Maksim Novikau  Belarus Andrei Neviarovich  Belarus MAZ 5309RR MAZ-Sportauto
529 Alberto Herrero  Spain Julio Romero Lorenzo  Spain Matthias Vetiska  Austria MAN TGS 18.480 4x4BB TH-Trucks
530 Ed Wigman  Netherlands Joel Ebbers  Netherlands Hendrik Elisabert Schatorie  Netherlands MAN H51 Riwald Dakar Team
531 Michiel Becx  Netherlands Bernard Der Kinderen  Netherlands Edwin Kuijpers  Netherlands Iveco Trakker Petronas Team De Rooy Iveco
532 Turki Mohammed Al Sudairy  Saudi Arabia Samir Benbekhti  Algeria Sofiane Megueni  Algeria MAN TGS Al Sudairy
533 William De Groot  Netherlands Edwin Van De Langenberg  Netherlands Lambertus Gloudemans  Netherlands DAF FT XF105 Team De Groot
534 Almuhna Ibrahm  Saudi Arabia Osama Alsanad  Saudi Arabia Raed Abo Theeb  Saudi Arabia Unimog U500 Ibrahim Almuhna
535 Robert Randýsek  Czech Republic Geoffrey Thalgott  Netherlands Erick Gilbert  Netherlands MAN TGA PH-Sport
536 Antonio Cabini  Italy Giulio Verzeletti  Italy Carlo Cabini  Italy Mercedes Unimog 400 Orobica Raid
537 Frances Ester Fernandez  Spain Jose Martins  Portugal Johannes Schotanus  Netherlands Iveco Team Boucou
539 Rafael Tibau Maynou  Spain Ramon Maria Invernon Bardia  Spain Philipp Beier  Germany MAN TGA26.480 6x6 BB TH-Trucks
540 Cesare Gianfranco Rickler Del Mare  Italy Dragos Razvan Buran  Romania - - Iveco EuroCargo R Team
541 Jordi Esteve Oro  Spain Enric Marti Flix  Spain Yue Ning  China Mercedes Jjspor/TH-Trucks
543 Richard Gonzalez  France Jean-Philippe Salviat  France Jean-Pierre Normand Courivaud  France DAF TSB Sodicars Racing
545 Tariq Alrammah  Saudi Arabia Denis Martin  France Eric Baudoin  France Renault Kerax STA Competition
546 Jordi Ginesta  Andorra Marc Dardaillon  France Armando Loureiro  Portugal MAN TGA Team Boucou
547 Sylvain Besnard  France Antoine Vitse  France Sylvain Laliche  France MAN TGA114 Team SSP
548 Dave Ingels  Belgium Jean Bernard Cassoulet  France Jean-Francois Cazeres  France DAF 75CF Team Boucou
549 Ahmed Benbekhti  Algeria Ramzi Osmani  Algeria Bruno Seillet  France MAN TGA Sodicars Racing
550 Dave Berghmans  Belgium Tom Geuens  Belgium Luca Lorenzato  Italy Iveco Trakker Overdrive Toyota

Stages[edit]

Stage 8 was cancelled for motorbikes and quads, following the death of Paulo Gonçalves on stage 7. [23]

Date Stage Start Finish Length: Liaison / Special Bikes (winner) Quads (winner) Cars (winner) UTV (winner) Trucks (winner)
5 January 2020 Stage 1 Saudi Arabia Jeddah Saudi Arabia Al Wajh 433 km (269 mi) / 319 km (198 mi) Australia Toby Price Chile Ignacio Casale Lithuania Vaidotas Žala Poland Aron Domżała [pl] Russia Anton Shibalov
6 January 2020 Stage 2 Saudi Arabia Al Wajh Saudi Arabia Neom 26 km (16 mi) / 367 km (228 mi) Botswana Ross Branch Chile Ignacio Casale South Africa Giniel De Villiers Chile Francisco López Belarus Siarhei Viazovich [fr]
7 January 2020 Stage 3 Saudi Arabia Neom Saudi Arabia Neom 77 km (48 mi) / 427 km (265 mi) United States Ricky Brabec Chile Giovanni Enrico Spain Carlos Sainz Spain Gerard Farrés Güell [es] Russia Andrey Karginov
8 January 2020 Stage 4 Saudi Arabia Neom Saudi Arabia Al-ʿUla 219 km (136 mi) / 453 km (281 mi) Chile Cornejo Florimo Chile Ignacio Casale France Stéphane Peterhansel United States Mitchell Guthrie Russia Anton Shibalov
9 January 2020 Stage 5 Saudi Arabia Al-ʿUla Saudi Arabia Ha'il 211 km (131 mi) / 353 km (219 mi) Australia Toby Price France Romain Dutu Spain Carlos Sainz France Cyril Despres Russia Dmitry Sotnikov
10 January 2020 Stage 6 Saudi Arabia Ha'il Saudi Arabia Riyadh 353 km (219 mi) / 477 km (296 mi) United States Ricky Brabec France Simon Vitse France Stéphane Peterhansel Spain Gerard Farrés Güell [es] Russia Andrey Karginov
11 January 2020 Rest day Saudi Arabia Riyadh Rest day
12 January 2020 Stage 7 Saudi Arabia Riyadh Saudi Arabia Wadi ad-Dawasir 195 km (121 mi) / 546 km (339 mi) Argentina Kevin Benavides France Simon Vitse Spain Carlos Sainz United States Blade Hildebrand Russia Andrey Karginov
13 January 2020 Stage 8 Saudi Arabia Wadi ad-Dawasir Saudi Arabia Wadi ad-Dawasir 239 km (149 mi) / 477 km (296 mi) Cancelled France Mathieu Serradori United States Mitchell Guthrie Russia Andrey Karginov
14 January 2020 Stage 9 Saudi Arabia Wadi ad-Dawasir Saudi Arabia Haradh 476 km (296 mi) / 410 km (250 mi) Chile Pablo Quintanilla Chile Ignacio Casale France Stéphane Peterhansel United States Blade Hildebrand Russia Andrey Karginov
15 January 2020 Stage 10 Saudi Arabia Haradh Saudi Arabia Shubaytah 74 km (46 mi) / 534 km (332 mi) Spain Joan Barreda Bort Poland Kamil Wiśniewski Spain Carlos Sainz United States Mitchell Guthrie Russia Anton Shibalov
16 January 2020 Stage 11 Saudi Arabia Shubaytah Saudi Arabia Haradh 365 km (227 mi) / 379 km (235 mi) Chile Pablo Quintanilla Poland Rafał Sonik France Stéphane Peterhansel Chile Francisco López Russia Andrey Karginov
17 January 2020 Stage 12 Saudi Arabia Haradh Saudi Arabia Al-Qiddiya 73 km (45 mi) / 374 km (232 mi) Chile Cornejo Florimo Poland Arkadiusz Lindner Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Brazil Reinaldo Varela Russia Andrey Karginov

Stage results[edit]

Bikes[edit]

Stage 8 was canceled for motorbikes and quads following Paulo Gonçalves death.[23]

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Gap Pos Competitor Make Time Gap
1 1 Australia Toby Price KTM 03:21:33 1 Australia Toby Price KTM 03:21:33
2 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 03:21:38 00:00:05 2 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 03:21:38 00:00:05
3 Austria Matthias Walkner KTM 03:22:13 00:00:40 3 Austria Matthias Walkner KTM 03:22:13 00:00:40
2 1 Botswana Ross Branch KTM 03:39:10 1 United Kingdom Sam Sunderland KTM 07:05:22
2 United Kingdom Sam Sunderland KTM 03:40:34 00:01:24 2 Chile Pablo Quintanilla [fr; es] Husqvarna 07:06:40 00:01:18
3 Chile Pablo Quintanilla [fr; es] Husqvarna 03:41:31 00:02:21 3 Argentina Kevin Benavides Honda 07:06:54 00:01:32
3 1 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 03:29:31 1 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 10:39:04
2 Chile José Ignacio Cornejo Florimo Honda 03:35:27 00:05:56 2 Argentina Kevin Benavides Honda 10:43:47 00:04:43
3 Argentina Kevin Benavides Honda 03:36:53 00:07:22 3 Austria Matthias Walkner KTM 10:45:06 00:06:02
Due to a technical GPS problem the race stewards have decided to modify bikers Stage 3 results recorded at the finishing line of the special.
4 1 Chile José Ignacio Cornejo Florimo Honda 04:24:51 1 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 15:06:43
2 Argentina Kevin Benavides Honda 04:25:26 00:00:35 2 Argentina Kevin Benavides Honda 15:09:13 00:02:30
3 Botswana Ross Branch KTM 04:25:46 00:00:55 3 Chile José Ignacio Cornejo Florimo Honda 15:15:14 00:08:31
5 1 Australia Toby Price KTM 03:57:33 1 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 19:07:19
2 Chile Pablo Quintanilla [fr; es] Husqvarna 03:58:45 00:01:12 2 Australia Toby Price KTM 19:16:25 00:09:06
3 United States Andrew Short Husqvarna 04:00:04 00:02:31 3 Argentina Kevin Benavides Honda 19:18:51 00:11:32
6 1 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 04:36:28 1 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 23:43:47
2 Spain Joan Barreda Bort Honda 04:38:02 00:01:34 2 Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 24:04:43 00:20:56
3 Austria Matthias Walkner KTM 04:39:13 00:02:45 3 Australia Toby Price KTM 24:09:26 00:25:39
7 1 Argentina Kevin Benavides Honda 04:36:22 1 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 28:25:01
2 Spain Joan Barreda Bort Honda 04:37:45 00:01:23 2 Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 28:49:49 00:24:48
3 Austria Matthias Walkner KTM 04:40:39 00:04:17 3 Chile José Ignacio Cornejo Florimo Honda 28:52:02 00:27:01
8 Stage cancelled
9 1 Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 03:30:33 1 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 31:59:29
2 Australia Toby Price KTM 03:32:27 00:01:54 2 Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 32:20:22 00:20:53
3 Spain Joan Barreda Bort Honda 03:33:15 00:02:42 3 Australia Toby Price KTM 32:26:12 00:26:43
10 1 Spain Joan Barreda Bort Honda 02:11:42 1 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 34:12:18
2 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 02:12:49 00:01:07 2 Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 34:38:02 00:25:44
3 Argentina Kevin Benavides Honda 02:14:13 00:02:31 3 Spain Joan Barreda Bort Honda 34:39:27 00:27:09
11 1 Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 04:09:22 1 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 38:33:28
2 Austria Matthias Walkner KTM 04:09:31 00:00:09 2 Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 38:47:24 00:13:56
3 Argentina Luciano Benavides KTM 04:12:10 00:02:48 3 Australia Toby Price KTM 38:56:02 00:22:34
12 1 Chile José Ignacio Cornejo Florimo Honda 01:28:15 1 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 40:02:36
2 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 01:29:08 00:00:53 2 Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 40:19:02 00:16:26
3 Australia Toby Price KTM 01:30:40 00:02:25 3 Australia Toby Price KTM 40:26:42 00:24:06

Quads[edit]

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Gap Pos Competitor Make Time Gap
1 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 04:17:37 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 04:17:37
2 Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha 04:23:13 00:05:36 2 Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha 04:23:13 00:05:36
3 Czech Republic Tomáš Kubiena Yamaha 04:24:32 00:06:55 3 Czech Republic Tomáš Kubiena Yamaha 04:24:32 00:06:55
2 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 04:46:07 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 09:03:44
2 Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha 04:49:40 00:03:33 2 Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha 09:12:53 00:09:09
3 France Simon Vitse Yamaha 04:56:58 00:10:51 3 Chile Giovanni Enrico Yamaha 09:26:52 00:23:08
3 1 Chile Giovanni Enrico Yamaha 04:30:52 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 13:38:05
2 France Simon Vitse Yamaha 04:31:53 00:01:01 2 Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha 13:52:34 00:14:29
3 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 04:34:21 00:03:29 3 Chile Giovanni Enrico Yamaha 13:57:44 00:19:39
4 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 05:22:42 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 19:00:47
2 Chile Giovanni Enrico Yamaha 05:24:06 00:01:24 2 Chile Giovanni Enrico Yamaha 19:21:50 00:21:03
3 France Simon Vitse Yamaha 05:26:04 00:03:22 3 France Simon Vitse Yamaha 19:31:37 00:30:50
5 1 France Romain Dutu Yamaha 05:07:44 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 24:10:47
2 France Alexandre Giroud Yamaha 05:08:31 00:00:47 2 Chile Giovanni Enrico Yamaha 24:42:24 00:31:37
3 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 05:10:00 00:02:16 3 France Simon Vitse Yamaha 24:52:26 00:41:39
6 1 France Simon Vitse Yamaha 05:54:23 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 30:08:35
2 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 05:57:48 00:03:25 2 France Simon Vitse Yamaha 30:46:49 00:38:14
3 France Alexandre Giroud Yamaha 05:57:59 00:03:36 3 Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha 31:22:54 01:14:19
7 1 France Simon Vitse Yamaha 06:02:52 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 36:12:58
2 Chile Giovanni Enrico Yamaha 06:03:03 00:00:11 2 France Simon Vitse Yamaha 36:49:41 00:36:43
3 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 06:04:23 00:01:31 3 Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha 37:36:29 01:23:31
8 Stage cancelled
9 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 04:39:25 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 40:52:23
2 Chile Giovanni Enrico Yamaha 04:39:28 00:00:03 2 France Simon Vitse Yamaha 41:37:20 00:44:57
3 Czech Republic Tomáš Kubiena Yamaha 04:45:52 00:06:27 3 Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha 42:24:56 01:32:33
10 1 Poland Kamil Wiśniewski Yamaha 03:04:11 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 44:41:33
2 Czech Republic Zdeněk Tůma Yamaha 03:04:59 00:00:48 2 France Simon Vitse Yamaha 44:57:51 00:16:18
3 Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha 03:07:53 00:03:42 3 Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha 45:47:49 01:06:16
11 1 Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha 05:22:18 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 50:07:07
2 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 05:25:34 00:03:16 2 France Simon Vitse Yamaha 50:28:23 00:21:16
3 Chile Giovanni EnricoSee note Yamaha 05:26:37 00:04:19 3 Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha 51:10:07 01:03:00
Note: Giovanni Enrico is competing in the Dakar Experience category and does not appear in the overall rankings. He did not finish Stage 6 due to mechanical failure.
12 1 Poland Arkadiusz Lindner Can-Am 01:53:15 1 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 52:04:39
2 Chile Giovanni EnricoSee note Yamaha 01:54:36 00:01:21 2 France Simon Vitse Yamaha 52:23:03 00:18:24
3 France Simon Vitse Yamaha 01:54:40 00:01:25 3 Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha 53:08:54 01:04:15
Note: Giovanni Enrico is competing in the Dakar Experience category and does not appear in the overall rankings. He did not finish Stage 6 due to mechanical failure.

Cars[edit]

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Gap Pos Competitor Make Time Gap
1 1 Lithuania Vaidotas Žala Mini 03:19:04 1 Lithuania Vaidotas Žala Mini 03:19:04
2 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 03:21:18 00:02:14 2 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 03:21:18 00:02:14
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 03:21:54 00:02:50 3 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 03:21:54 00:02:50
2 1 South Africa Giniel De Villiers Toyota 03:37:20 1 Argentina Orlando Terranova Mini 07:07:36
2 Argentina Orlando Terranova Mini 03:41:17 00:03:57 2 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 07:12:19 00:04:43
3 United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi Peugeot 03:43:02 00:05:42 3 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 07:13:43 00:06:07
3 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 03:48:01 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 11:00:20
2 Poland Jakub Przygoński [fr; pl] Mini 03:52:20 00:04:19 2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 11:08:15 00:07:55
3 Saudi Arabia Yasir Hamad Seaidan Mini 03:53:29 00:05:28 3 Argentina Orlando Terranova Mini 11:08:29 00:08:09
4 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 04:04:34 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 15:12:12
2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 04:07:00 00:02:26 2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 15:15:15 00:03:03
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 04:11:52 00:07:18 3 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 15:23:54 00:11:42
5 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 03:52:01 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 19:04:13
2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 03:54:57 00:02:56 2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 19:10:12 00:05:59
3 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 03:58:12 00:07:18 3 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 19:22:06 00:17:53
6 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 04:27:17 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 23:33:03
2 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 04:28:50 00:01:33 2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 23:40:51 00:07:48
3 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 04:30:39 00:03:22 3 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 23:49:23 00:16:20
7 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 04:16:11 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 27:49:14
2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 04:18:23 00:02:12 2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 27:59:14 00:10:00
3 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 04:18:23 00:02:53 3 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 28:08:27 00:19:13
8 1 France Mathieu Serradori Century 03:48:23 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 31:56:52
2 Spain Fernando Alonso Toyota 03:52:27 00:04:04 2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 32:03:32 00:06:40
3 Argentina Orlando Terranova Mini 03:54:42 00:06:19 3 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 32:10:01 00:13:09
9 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 03:08:31 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 35:11:54
2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 03:08:46 00:00:15 2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 35:12:18 00:00:24
3 Saudi Arabia Yasir Hamad Seaidan Mini 03:13:19 00:04:48 3 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 35:18:12 00:06:38
10 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 02:03:43 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 37:15:37
2 Poland Jakub Przygoński Mini 02:06:48 00:03:05 2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 37:33:47 00:18:10
3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers Toyota 02:08:09 00:04:26 3 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 37:34:03 00:18:26
11 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 04:14:11 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 41:37:51
2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 04:14:21 00:00:10 2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 41:48:08 00:10:17
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 04:22:14 00:08:03 3 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 41:48:14 00:10:23
12 1 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 01:17:30 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini 42:59:17
2 Saudi Arabia Yasir Hamad Seaidan Mini 01:19:02 00:01:32 2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota 43:05:38 00:06:21
3 Argentina Orlando Terranova Mini 01:20:46 00:03:16 3 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini 43:09:15 00:09:58

UTVs[edit]

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Gap Pos Competitor Make Time Gap
1 1 Poland Aron Domżała [pl] Can-Am 04:00:58 1 Poland Aron Domżała [pl] Can-Am 04:00:58
2 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 04:02:49 00:01:51 2 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 04:02:49 00:01:51
3 Spain José Antonio Hinojo López Can-Am 04:06:47 00:05:49 3 Spain José Antonio Hinojo López Can-Am 04:06:47 00:05:49
2 1 Chile Francisco López Contardo Can-Am 04:13:30 1 Chile Francisco López Contardo Can-Am 08:21:15
2 Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport 04:25:18 00:11:48 2 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 08:30:52 00:09:37
3 United States Austin Jones Can-Am 04:25:25 00:11:55 3 Spain José Antonio Hinojo López Can-Am 08:34:03 00:12:48
3 1 Spain Gerard Farrés Güell [es] Can-Am 04:42:47 1 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 13:15:16
2 Russia Sergey Karyakin BRP 04:43:05 00:00:18 2 Chile Francisco López Contardo Can-Am 13:15:31 00:00:15
3 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 04:44:24 00:01:37 3 Spain José Antonio Hinojo López Can-Am 13:16:56 00:01:40
4 1 United States Mitchell Guthrie OT3 05:01:13 1 Spain José Antonio Hinojo López Can-Am 18:24:52
2 Poland Aron Domżała [pl] Can-Am 05:01:32 00:00:19 2 Chile Francisco López Contardo Can-Am 18:27:53 00:03:01
3 United States Austin Jones Can-Am 05:02:27 00:01:14 3 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 18:29:26 00:04:34
5 1 France Cyril DespresSee note OT3 04:40:43 1 Russia Sergey Karyakin BRP 23:21:52
2 Poland Aron Domżała [pl] Can-Am 04:41:24 00:00:41 2 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 23:23:02 00:01:10
3 Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach Can-Am 04:44:57 00:04:14 3 Chile Francisco López Contardo Can-Am 23:23:39 00:01:47
Note: Cyril Despres is competing in Dakar Experience category, and do not appear in the Overall standings. He did not complete Stage 3 due to engine failure.
6 1 Chile Francisco López Contardo Can-Am 05:28:47 1 Spain Gerard Farrés Güell [es] Can-Am 28:52:26
2 Spain Gerard Farrés Güell [es] Can-Am 05:29:25 00:00:38 2 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 29:02:14 00:09:48
3 Brazil Reinaldo Varela Can-Am 05:32:24 00:03:37 3 Russia Sergey Karyakin BRP 29:22:50 00:30:24
7 1 United States Blade Hildebrand OT3 05:26:35 1 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 34:40:04
2 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 05:37:50 00:11:15 2 Chile Francisco López Contardo Can-Am 35:12:07 00:32:03
3 Poland Aron Domżała [pl] Can-Am 05:39:51 00:13:16 3 Russia Sergey Karyakin BRP 35:23:01 00:42:57
8 1 United States Mitchell GuthrieSee note Can-Am 04:48:21 1 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 39:47:37
2 Brazil Reinaldo Varela Can-Am 04:50:48 00:02:27 2 Chile Francisco López Contardo Can-Am 40:03:17 00:15:40
3 Chile Francisco López Contardo Can-Am 04:51:10 00:02:49 3 Russia Sergey Karyakin BRP 40:22:06 00:34:29
Note: Mitchell Guthrie is competing in Dakar Experience category, and does not appear in the Overall standings. He did not complete Stage 7 due to engine failure.
9 1 United States Blade HildebrandSee note OT3 4:00:42 1 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 43:51:49
2 United States Mitchell GuthrieSee note Can-Am 04:01:40 00:00:58 2 Chile Francisco López Contardo Can-Am 44:15:26 00:23:37
3 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 04:04:12 00:03:30 3 Russia Sergey Karyakin BRP 44:33:15 00:41:26
Note: Both Blade Hildebrand and Mitchell Guthrie are competing in the "Dakar Experience" category and do not appear in the overall rankings. Both drivers failed to finish a previous stage of the rally.
10 1 United States Mitchell GuthrieSee note Can-Am 02:23:47 1 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 46:22:15
2 United States Blade HildebrandSee note OT3 02:24:12 00:00:25 2 Russia Sergey Karyakin BRP 47:08:55 00:46:40
3 Spain Gerard Farrés Güell Can-Am 02:25:09 00:01:22 3 Chile Francisco López Contardo Can-Am 47:37:14 01:14:58
Note: Mitchell Guthrie and Blade Hildebrand are competing in the Dakar Experience category and do not appear in the overall rankings. Both drivers failed to finish a previous stage of the rally.
11 1 Chile Francisco López Contardo Can-Am 04:59:51 1 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 51:39:32
2 Poland Aron Domżała Can-Am 05:10:44 00:10:53 2 Russia Sergey Karyakin BRP 52:25:05 00:45:33
3 Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport 05:12:27 00:12:36 3 Chile Francisco López Contardo Can-Am 52:37:04 00:57:32
12 1 Brazil Reinaldo Varela Can-Am 01:36:19 1 United States Casey Currie Can-Am 53:25:52
2 United States Blade HildebrandSee note OT3 01:36:43 00:00:24 2 Russia Sergey Karyakin BRP 54:05:04 00:39:12
3 United States Austin Jones Can-Am 01:39:37 00:03:18 3 Chile Francisco López Contardo Can-Am 54:18:28 00:52:36
Note: Blade Hildebrand is competing in the Dakar Experience category and does not appear in the overall rankings. He failed to finish a previous stage of the rally.

Trucks[edit]

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Gap Pos Competitor Make Time Gap
1 1 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 03:40:35 1 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 03:40:35
2 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich [fr] MAZ 03:42:08 00:01:33 2 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich MAZ 03:42:08 00:01:33
3 Netherlands Janus Van Kasteren Iveco 03:43:44 00:03:09 3 Netherlands Janus Van Kasteren Iveco 03:43:44 00:03:09
2 1 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich [fr] MAZ 03:47:44 1 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich MAZ 07:29:52
2 Russia Dmitry Sotnikov [fr] Kamaz 03:49:30 00:01:46 2 Russia Dmitry Sotnikov Kamaz 07:34:12 00:04:20
3 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 03:49:51 00:02:07 3 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 07:37:04 00:07:12
3 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 03:59:15 1 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich MAZ 11:34:01
2 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich [fr] MAZ 04:04:39 00:04:54 2 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 11:36:19 00:02:18
3 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 04:10:28 00:11:13 3 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 11:54:02 00:20:01
4 1 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 04:15:43 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 15:54:43
2 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 04:18:24 00:02:41 2 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich MAZ 16:05:26 00:10:43
3 Russia Dmitry Sotnikov Kamaz 04:24:48 00:09:05 3 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 16:09:45 00:15:02
5 1 Russia Dmitry Sotnikov Kamaz 04:12:04 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 20:10:02
2 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 04:15:10 00:03:06 2 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 20:24:55 00:14:53
3 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 04:15:19 00:03:15 3 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich MAZ 20:34:00 00:23:58
6 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 04:56:18 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 25:06:20
2 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 05:00:39 00:04:21 2 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 25:25:34 00:19:14
3 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich MAZ 05:08:50 00:12:32 3 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich MAZ 25:42:50 00:36:30
7 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 05:01:02 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 30:06:45
2 Russia Dmitry Sotnikov [fr] Kamaz 05:01:05 00:00:03 2 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 30:27:57 00:21:12
3 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 05:03:07 00:02:05 3 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich MAZ 30:53:24 00:46:39
8 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 04:24:58 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 34:31:43
2 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 04:30:52 00:05:54 2 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 34:58:49 00:27:06
3 Czech Republic Aleš Loprais Tatra 04:34:04 00:09:06 3 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich MAZ 35:37:00 01:05:17
9 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 03:33:42 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 38:05:25
2 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich MAZ 03:37:01 00:03:19 2 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 38:44:00 00:38:35
3 Russia Eduard NikolaevSee note Kamaz 03:43:06 00:09:24 3 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich MAZ 39:14:01 01:08:36
Note: Eduard Nikolaev is competing in the Dakar Experience category and does not appear in the general classification. He did not complete Stage 6 due to engine failure.
10 1 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 02:12:12 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 40:20:04
2 Russia Dmitry Sotnikov Kamaz 02:13:20 00:01:08 2 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 40:56:12 00:36:08
3 Russia Eduard NikolaevSee note Kamaz 02:13:42 00:01:30 3 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich MAZ 42:00:04 01:40:00
Note: Eduard Nikolaev is competing in the Dakar Experience category and does not appear in the general classification. He did not complete Stage 6 due to engine failure.
11 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 04:44:51 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 45:04:55
2 Russia Dmitry Sotnikov Kamaz 04:46:18 00:01:27 2 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 45:44:28 00:39:33
3 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 04:48:16 00:03:25 3 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich MAZ 46:57:09 01:52:14
12 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 01:28:41 1 Russia Andrey Karginov Kamaz 46:33:36
2 Belarus Aliaksei Vishneuski MAZ 01:30:42 00:02:01 2 Russia Anton Shibalov Kamaz 47:16:02 00:42:26
3 Russia Eduard NikolaevSee note Kamaz 01:30:48 00:02:07 3 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich MAZ 48:38:18 02:04:42
Note: Eduard Nikolaev is competing in the Dakar Experience category and does not appear in the general classification. He did not complete Stage 6 due to engine failure.

Final standings[edit]

Bikes[edit]

Pos No. Rider Brand Time
1 9 United States Ricky Brabec Honda 40:02:36
2 5 Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna +0:16:26
3 1 Australia Toby Price KTM +0:24:06
4 17 Chile José Ignacio Cornejo Florimo Honda +0:31:43
5 2 Austria Matthias Walkner KTM +0:35:00
6 16 Argentina Luciano Benavides KTM +0:37:34
7 12 Spain Joan Barreda Bort Honda +0:50:57
8 22 Argentina Franco Caimi Yamaha +1:42:35
9 59 United States Skyler Howes Husqvarna +2:04:01
10 6 United States Andrew Short Husqvarna +2:10:40

Quads[edit]

Pos No. Rider Brand Time
1 250 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 52:04:39
2 265 France Simon Vitse Yamaha +0:18:24
3 251 Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha +1:04:15
4 255 Argentina Manuel Andújar Yamaha +3:30:16
5 257 Poland Kamil Wiśniewski Yamaha +4:38:53
6 262 France Sebastien Souday Yamaha +5:45:14
7 268 Chile Italo Pedemonte Yamaha +6:34:28
8 254 Paraguay Nelson Sanabria Galeano Yamaha +8:56:03
9 263 Czech Republic Zdeněk Tůma Yamaha +15:58:30
10 261 Argentina Martin Sarquiz Can-Am +17:14:39

Cars[edit]

Pos No. Driver Co-driver Brand Team Time
1 305 Spain Carlos Sainz Spain Lucas Cruz Mini Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team 42:59:17
2 300 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah France Matthieu Baumel Toyota Toyota Gazoo Racing +0:06:21
3 302 France Stéphane Peterhansel Portugal Paulo Fiúza Mini Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team +0:09:58
4 309 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al Rajhi Russia Konstantin Zhiltsov Toyota Overdrive Toyota +0:49:10
5 304 South Africa Giniel de Villiers Spain Alex Haro Bravo Toyota Toyota Gazoo Racing +1:07:09
6 311 Argentina Orlando Terranova Argentina Bernardo Graue Mini X-Raid Mini JCW Team +1:12:15
7 307 Netherlands Bernhard Ten Brinke Belgium Tom Colsoul Toyota Toyota Gazoo Racing +1:18:34
8 315 France Mathieu Serradori Belgium Fabian Lurquin Century SRT Racing +1:59:21
9 324 Saudi Arabia Yasir Hamad Seaidan Russia Alexy Kuzmich Mini Race World Team +3:42:17
10 322 China Wei Han China Min Liao Hanwei Geely Auto Shell Lubricant Team +3:51:07

UTVs[edit]

Pos No. Driver Co-driver Brand Team Time
1 405 United States Casey Currie United States Sean Berriman Can-Am Monster Energy Can-Am 53:25:52
2 411 Russia Sergey Karyakin Russia Anton Vlasiuk BRP Snag Racing Team +0:39:12
3 400 Chile Francisco López Contardo Chile Juan Pablo Latrach Vinagre Can-Am South Racing Can-Am +0:52:36
4 404 Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach Portugal Pedro Bianchi Prata PH-Sport PH-Sport +1:12:19
5 410 Spain José Antonio Hinojo López Spain Diego Ortega Gil Can-Am Hibor Raid +1:20:38
6 420 Spain Jesús Puras Spain Xavier Blanco Can-Am Xraids & Buggymaster Team +2:19:15
7 417 France Axel Alletru Belgium Francois Beguin Can-Am # Je Peux 2020-BBR Mercier Racing +2:24:23
8 427 United States Austin Jones United States Kellon Walch Can-Am South Racing Can-Am +2:57:38
9 402 Brazil Reinaldo Varela Brazil Gustavo Gugelmin Can-Am Monster Energy Can-Am +5:44:01
10 433 Spain Santiago Navarro Spain Marc Sola Terradellas Can-Am FN Speed Team +5:44:35

Trucks[edit]

Pos No. Driver Co-driver Mechanic Brand Team Time
1 511 Russia Andrey Karginov Russia Andrey Mokeev Russia Igor Leonov Kamaz Kamaz Master 46:33:36
2 516 Russia Anton Shibalov Russia Dmitrii Nikitin Russia Ivan Tatarinov Kamaz Kamaz Master +0:42:26
3 503 Belarus Siarhei Viazovich Belarus Pavel Haranin Belarus Anton Zaparoshchanka MAZ MAZ-Sportauto +2:04:42
4 501 Russia Dmitry Sotnikov Russia Ruslan Akhmadeev Russia Ilgiz Akhmetzianov Kamaz Kamaz Master +2:55:28
5 504 Czech Republic Martin Macik Czech Republic František Tomášek Czech Republic David Švanda Iveco Big Shock Racing +3:28:08
6 505 Netherlands Janus Van Kasteren Poland Darek Rodewald Netherlands Marcel Snijders Iveco Petronas Team De Rooy Iveco +4:26:57
7 502 Czech Republic Aleš Loprais Czech Republic Petr Pokora United Arab Emirates Khalid Alkendi Tatra Instaforex Loprais Team +5:16:57
8 528 Belarus Aliaksei Vishneuski Belarus Maksim Novikau Belarus Andrei Neviarovich MAZ MAZ-Sportauto +5:24:30
9 521 France Patrice Garrouste Poland Szymon Gospodarczyk Czech Republic Petr Vojkovský Tatra Fesh Fesh / R-sixteam +6:07:53
10 512 Japan Teruhito Sugawara Japan Yuji Mochizuki Japan Hirokazu Somemiya Hino Hino Team Sugawara +6:18:39

Original by Motul[edit]

The “Original by Motul” category, refers to bikes and quads competitors competing without any kind of assistance. The organizers provide 1 trunk per competitor for storage of the personal belongings, spare parts and tools. Competitors are only allowed to bring 1 headlight, 1 set of wheels, 1 set of tyres, 1 tent with sleeping bag and mattress, 1 travel bag and 1x 25L backpack. Organizers allow free use of the generators, compressors and tool-boxes in the bivouac. 38 competitors started the race in this category, and 27 reached the finish.

Top 10

Pos No. Rider Brand Time
1 44 Romania Emanuel Gyenes KTM 48:05:07
2 39 France Benjamin Melot KTM +1:12:34
3 69 France Florent Vayssade KTM +2:33:39
4 52 Czech Republic Petr Vlček Husqvarna +3:46:26
5 138 France Romain Leloup KTM +3:55:25
6 71 Poland Krzysztof Jarmuż KTM +6:29:38
7 57 France Philippe Cavelius KTM +6:58:53
8 97 Slovenia Simon Marčič KTM +7:37:55
9 133 Russia Dmitry Agoshkov KTM +8:48:50
10 128 Colombia Giordano Pacheco KTM +9:27:13

Fatalities[edit]

On 12 January 2020, Portuguese motorcycle rider Paulo Gonçalves suffered a crash 276 kilometres into Stage 7 and went into cardiac arrest following severe trauma to the head, neck and backbone. Several riders stopped to attempt to aid Gonçalves before paramedics arrived, but Gonçalves was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital. It was the 13th Dakar event for Paulo.[24] Following the accident, Stage 8 was cancelled for the bike and quad classes.[23] Hero Motorsports Team Rally, who Gonçalves had been riding for, elected to withdraw its remaining entries following the crash.[25]

On 16 January 2020 during the 11th stage, Dutch KTM rider Edwin Straver crashed his motorcycle and suffered a fractured cervical vertebra. Initial reports indicated that he had no heartbeat for 10 minutes before being resuscitated and transported to hospital in Riyadh. Straver was listed in critical condition and remained in a coma for several days before being transported back to the Netherlands. After receiving diagnosis of significant brain damage from the crash, Straver's family elected to cease assisted respiration, and Straver died January 24, 2020.[26]

See also[edit]

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