The Dakar Rally 2022 is going to start on January 1 in Saudi Arabia. This is the most challenging race event of the year. This is a very hard off-road racing event. Racers will have to pass dessert, tracks, dunes, sandy terrain, and all the challenging tracks of Saudi Arabia. There will be a total of 12 stages of the event. So, this is going to be one of the biggest racing events of the year.
Famous racers from all over the world will join the rally. Defending champion of Bike class Ricky Brabec will be there for his fans. Skyler Howes, Stéphane Peterhansel, Austin Jones, and others will be present at the event.
Here, you will know the full schedule, route, and detailed streaming info of the Dakar Rally 2022.
When is The 2022 Dakar Rally?
The Dakar Rally will start on Saturday, January 1, 2022, and will continue till Friday, January 14, 2022. There will be a total of 12 stages in this event.
Where is the Dakar Rally 2022 taking place?
In 2022, Saudi Arabia is going to be the host country of the 44th event of the rally raid. And it will be the third time experience for the country to arrange the world’s most thrilling motorcar racing event on the desert stages. It will cover the three most historical cities of the country those are Ha’il, Jeddah, and the capital Riyadh.
Schedule Of The Rally
The full event schedule of the Dakar Rally is given below:
|STAGE||Date||Star Time (ET)|
|1A||Saturday, January 1, 2022||8 PM|
|1B||Sunday, January 2, 2022||8 PM|
|2||Monday, January 3, 2022||8 PM|
|3||Tuesday, January 4, 2022||8 PM|
|4||Wednesday, January 5, 2022||8 PM|
|5||Thursday, January 6, 2022||8 PM|
|6||Friday, January 7, 2022||8 PM|
|–||Saturday, January 8, 2022|
|7||Sunday, January 9, 2022||8 PM|
|8||Monday, January 10, 2022||7 PM|
|9||Tuesday, January 11, 2022||7 PM|
|10||Wednesday, January 12, 2022||7 PM|
|11||Thursday, January 13, 2022||7 PM|
|12||Friday, January 14, 2022||7.30 PM|
Dakar Rally Route Map For 2022:
The rally will contain more than 5000 miles of a long way. The first day will start in Jeddah and will end in Hail. And on the last day, stage 12 will be from Bisha to Jeddah. The full route of the rally is given below:
|STAGE||START AND FINISH||RACE DISTANCE Total | Special||Start Time (ET)|
|1A||Jeddah > Hail||614 km | 19 km||8 PM|
|1B||Hail > Hail||514 km | 333 km||8 PM|
|2||Hail > Al Artawiya||568 km | 338 km||8 PM|
|3||Al Artawiya > Al Qaisumah||555 km | 368 km||8 PM|
|4||Al Qaysumah > Riyadh||707 km | 465 km||8 PM|
|5||Riyadh > Riyadh||560 km | 346 km||8 PM|
|6||Riyadh > Riyadh||618 km | 402 km||8 PM|
|7||Riyadh > Al Dawadimi||701 km | 402 km||8 PM|
|8||Al Dawadimi > Wadi Ad Dawasir||830 km | 395 km||7 PM|
|9||Wadi Ad Dawasir > Wadi Ad Dawasir||491 km | 287 km||7 PM|
|10||Wadi Ad Dawasir > Bisha||759 km | 375 km||7 PM|
|11||Bisha > Bisha||501 km | 346 km||7 PM|
|12||Bisha > Jeddah||680 km | 164 km||7.30 PM|
How to Watch Dakar Rally 2022 Online and on TV?
- Peacock TV
- Sling TV
- SBS Sports
If you are someone from the USA, you can live stream the Dakar Rally on Peacock TV. They will broadcast the event to their fans. The monthly subscription fee o Peacock TV will cost you $4.99 a month. Sling TV will also live stream the event online. You will have to subscribe to Sling by using $30 per month.
In Canada, Flosports will show the live stream of the Dakar Rally 2022. You can watch the event directly from the platform if you are someone from there. It will cost $12.50 only to subscribe for Flosports per month. In Australia, SBS Sports will show the rally to the racing fans.
TV Coverage Info
In the USA, NBC has the right to broadcast the Dakar Rally 2022 racing on Television. You will need a cable TV connection if you want to watch the event on this channel.
If you are someone living in England, you will have to tune to BBC to watch the rally. Contact your operator if you are out of the television coverage.
Dakar Rally Prize Money
Although reaching the final destination is the primary goal of the drivers and crews, the winners receive a handsome amount of prize money in this event. Every competitor of each category wishes to kiss the ever-cherished trophy of the Dakar rally event.
The Amaury Sports Association (ASA) hasn’t yet published the prize money for the champions of the upcoming event. However, with the COVID-19 financial recession across the world, the gross amount of the price money can be lesser than the previous years.