A group of young Saudis drew attention, after they helped one of the Dakar Rally contestants whose car got stuck in the sand, so they dug and laid stones, until the process was successful and the car got out.
It is noteworthy that the Saudi Dakar Rally 2023 competitions will continue tomorrow with the ninth stage from Riyadh to Haradh, and tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10, 2023 AD, the competitions for the ninth stage of the Saudi Dakar Rally 2023 AD, which Saudi Arabia will host for the fourth time in a row, will start, after the competitors obtained today, Monday, January 9, the Rest day in the “Bivouac” camp in the capital, Riyadh, which is the only one, after the start of competitions on December 31, 2022, which will last until January 15.
And by the end of the eighth stage on Sunday, January 8, 2023 AD, the Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah, the driver of the “Toyota Gazoo” team, continued to lead the general standings in the car category, with a difference of one hour, 3 minutes and 46 seconds from his teammate Henk Latigan in second place, while the Brazilian Lucas Morais, the driver of “ Overdrive finished third, one hour, 20 minutes and 22 seconds behind the leader.
American Skylar Hawes, rider of the Husqvarna team, holds the lead in the overall standings of the motorcycle category, 13 seconds behind Argentine Kevin Benavides, rider of the second-place Red Bull KTM, and American Mason Klein, rider of the Pass World KTM team, ranks third with the same time difference.
Frenchman Alexandre Giroud, a Yamaha Racing rider, is looking to widen the gap between him and his closest competitors in the quads category, especially since he leads the overall standings, with a difference of 1 hour, 41 minutes and 37 seconds from Argentine Manuel Andujar, rider of the Team 7240 team, owner of The second place, while the American Pablo Copetti, the rider of the “Dela Amo Motor Sports by Motul” team, remained in third place, 1 hour, 42 minutes and 12 seconds behind the leader.