Schedule and where to watch the 2021 Dakar Rally on TV: Stage 3

Like every January, the R
ally Dakar 2021 becomes one of the first benchmark tests of the sports landscape in the new year. The raid test returns one more year to Saudi Arabia, where the edition of 2020 to face 12 tough stages that they will once again choose the best pilots in the desert.

A total of 12 stages, led by a prologue, make up a career that will have your departure and arrival in Jeddah. It will be an edition in which the security conditions have been reinforced, one of the greatest concerns of the organization.

In this sense, the implementation of roadbooks electronic for cars and trucks, as well as the use of vests with airbags for motorcycles. In addition, another series of regulations have been established with regard to tires, refueling and others technical elements that will make the race not lose its essence and become one of the toughest in the world.

As in recent years, cars, motorcycles, quads, trucks and UTVs (light vehicles), each one with its various categories, will be the vehicles participating in the 2021 test. Carlos Sainz, in cars, and Ricky brabec, in motorcycles, they defend their titles from last year, in the two main categories.

Sainz and his co-pilot, Lucas Cruz, command a large Spanish delegation with 16 motorcycles, 13 participants in cars and about 70 participants in total, among all categories. Beside Sainz and Lucas Cruz, the pilot will seek victory Nani Rome, while Àlex Haro will once again be the co-pilot of the South African Giniel de Villiers. The pilot of South Africa is one of the international candidates for victory along with Stéphane Peterhansel and Nasser Al-Attiyah.

In motorcycles, it will lead the Spanish participation Joan Barreda, a regular driver in the fight for the stages, but with several retirements in recent years, due to different reasons. Also, they will fight for a good performance Lorenzo Santolino, Joan Pedrero, Jaume Betriu, Oriol Mena or Laia Sanz, which returns to the test after a 2020 complicated by an infection after a tick bite. The Spanish will have as rivals the champion Ricky Brabec, Sam Sunderland, Matthias Walkner or Toby Price.

Schedules of the 2021 Dakar Rally stages

Foreword (Saturday, January 2, Jeddah – Jeddah, 11 km, all special). Departure of the motorcycles: 9.18 hours. Departure of the cars: 11.33 hours

1st stage (Sunday, January 3, Jeddah – Bisha, 622 km, with a 277 special). Departure of the motorcycles: 6.35 hours. Departure of the cars: 8.40 am.

2nd stage (Monday, January 4, Bisha – Wadi Ad-Dawasir, 685 km, 457 special). Departure of the motorcycles: 5.05 hours. Car departure: 6.45 hours

3rd stage (Tuesday, January 5, Wadi Ad-Dawasir -Wadi Ad-Dawasir, 603 km, 403 special). Departure of the motorcycles: 5.00 hours. Departure of the cars: 6.40 hours

4th stage (Wednesday, January 6, Wadi Ad-Dawasir – Riyadh, 813 km, 337 special). Departure of the motorcycles: 7.10 hours. Departure of the cars: 9.15 am.

5th stage (Thursday, January 7, Riyadh – Buraydah, 625 km, 419 special). Departure of the motorcycles: 5.00 hours. Departure of the cars: 6.55 hours.

6th stage (Friday, January 8, Buraydah – Ha’il, 655 km, 485 special). Departure of the motorcycles: 5.10 hours. Departure of the cars: 6.45 hours.

Saturday, January 9, day of rest

7th stage (Sunday, January 10, Ha’il – Sakaka, 737 km, 471 special). Departure of the motorcycles: 5.30 am. Car departure: 7.05 hours.

8th stage (Monday, January 11, Sakaka – Neom, 709 km, 375 special). Departure of the motorcycles: 5.40 hours. Departure of the cars: 7.40 am.

9th stage (Tuesday, January 12, Neom – Neom, 579 km, 465 special). Motorcycle departure: 5.50 hours. Departure of the cars: 7.45 hours.

10th stage (Wednesday, January 13, Neom – Al-Ula, 583 km, 342 special). Motorcycle departure: 5.50 hours. Departure of the cars: 7.45 hours.

11th stage (Thursday, January 14, Al-Ula – Yambu, 557 km, 511 special). Departure of the motorcycles: 5.35 hours. Departure of the cars: 7.25 hours.

12th stage (Friday, January 15, Yambu – Jeddah, 442 km, 225 special). Departure of the motorcycles: 5.25 hours. Departure of the cars: 7.15 hours.

Where to watch the 2021 Dakar Rally?

The stages of Dakar rally 2021 can be seen summarized in a night program by Teledeporte, as well as Esport3 in Catalunya. By TDP can be seen around 10 pm, while for Esport 3 It will be around 8:45 p.m. You can follow all the information about the race on the website of Sports world.