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Dakar 2020 Alonso confirmed at Toyota Which participants parcours - Dakar 2020: Alonso confirmed at Toyota! Which participants? [parcours] - Linternaute.com

DAKAR 2020 – Fernando Alonso's participation in the Dakar 2020 has been confirmed. Find the list of participants and the route of this edition.

(Updated November 4, 2019 at 12:21 pm) It's confirmed ! Fernando Alonso will be at the start of this 2020 edition of the Dakar. The famous Spanish driver will participate in the legendary rally-raid driving a Toyota Hilux, with co-driver the rider Marc Coma. This will obviously not be the only Toyota team this year: the team will run Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel at the start of the Dakar, as well as Bernhard Ten Brinke with Tom Colsoul, and Giniel de Villiers with Alex Haro. As a reminder, the Dakar 2019 was won by Nasser Al-Attiyah.

At the start of the 2020 Dakar, Carlos Sainz and Stéphane Peterhansel will also be driving a Mini Buggy from the X-Raid team. As previously announced, the race will take place entirely in Saudi Arabia, after ten years spent in South America. The route of this 2020 edition of the Dakar will start in Jeddah, a large city in Saudi Arabia, and end in Al-Qiddiyah, near Riyadh. The most famous rally-raid will take place in this country of the Middle East until 2025, the organizers having signed a contract over five years. While waiting for this 2020 edition of the Dakar, find below our slideshow of the most beautiful images of the previous edition!

For this Dakar inevitably unpublished since the rally will pass for the first time in Saudi Arabia after 30 years in Africa and ten years in South America, the organizers have opted for an online route that will leave from the shores of the Red Sea in Jeddah, economic heart of Saudi Arabia. The race will end in the new Al-Qiddiyah complex, located near the capital Riyadh, where the mid-day rest day will be held. The Dakar 2020 will be held from 5 to 17 January 2020. The program of this Dakar 2020, 9000 kilometers to go in varied landscapes and terrains, from the mountains close to the Jordanian border to the dreaded dunes of the "empty Quarter" with expanses of sand and dunes sometimes more than 250 meters high. What to highlight both the sailing skills of competitors crossing.

The change of continent will not change the date of the Dakar! The 2020 edition will still take place in January, as is the tradition. The 2019 Dakar was held from January 7th to 17th. The Dakar 2020 will take place from 5 to 17 January 2020 for a journey from Jeddah to finish in Al-Qiddiyah. It will obviously follow live on Linternaute.com throughout this period! Do not hesitate to subscribe to the notifications of this article so as not to miss our coverage of the event.

The full list of entries for the 2020 Dakar is currently unknown, but some big names have already been announced by some teams. We will find the multiple winners Carlos Sainz and Stéphane Peterhansel, driving buggies Mini JCW of the stable X-Raid. At Toyota, it will be Nasser Al-Attiyah-Mathieu Baumel, Bernhard Ten Brinke-Tom Colsoul, and Giniel de Villiers-Alex Haro. The Japanese team can also count on the participation of Fernando Alonso! The former world champion F1 is a surprise and will also be driving a Toyota Hilux on the rally-raid this year, with co-driver Marc Coma.

The Dakar is held on a stage classification format such as the Tour de France cyclist. The time taken to complete each step is added together to form a general ranking. The competitors are divided into four main categories: car, motorcycle, quads and trucks. In each of its categories, there are several sub-rankings depending in particular on the performance of the vehicles involved. The rankings of the steps are used to decide the starting order of the next step. The competitor arrived first the day before will therefore start in the lead, a definite advantage since it will not be bothered by other competitors and by the dust … but must open the road and can therefore serve as a scout for pursuers launched in his kits! The clock is triggered at each start. The one who achieves the best time is the winner of the stage, the one with the best overall time since the start of the race is at the top of the overall ranking. Attention, speed is not enough, it is also important to know how to orient yourself and read the sometimes tricky roadbook to take the best route and validate the different intermediate points of passage, the famous "waypoints" (also called "CP") . Anything missed, any tag not validated leads to a very expensive time penalty … Here is the classification of the Dakar 2019:

  • 10th stage motorcycle: 1. Toby Price (KTM), 2. Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo (Honda) at 2'21, 3. Matthias Walkner (KTM) at 2'38, 4. Sam Sunderland (KTM) at 3'19, 5. Luciano Benavides (KTM) at 3'20, 6. Kevin Benavides (Honda) at 3'59, 7. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) at 4'09, 8. Xavier de Soultrait (Yamaha) at 6'16, 9. Daniel Nosiglia Jager (Honda) at 10'02, 10. Sebastian Bühler (KTM) at 10'41 …
  • General final motorcycle classification: 1. Toby Price (KTM), 2. Matthias Walkner (KTM) at 9'13, 3. Sam Sunderland (KTM) at 13'34, 4. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) at 20'46, 5. Andrew Short (Husqvarna ) at 44'10, 6. Xavier de Soultrait (Yamaha) at 54 ', 7. Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo (Honda) at 1:08:06, 8. Luciano Benavides (KTM) at 1:09:10, 9. Oriol Mena (Speedbrain ) at 2h08'41, 10. Daniel Nosiglia Jager (Honda) at 2h31'53 …
  • 10th step auto: 1. Sainz-Cruz (Mini), 2. Loeb-Elena (Peugeot) at 42 seconds, 3. Despres-Cottret (Mini) at 2'31, 4. Vanagas-Rozwadowski (Toyota) at 3'38, 5. Przygonski -Colsoul (Mini) at 3'41, 6. Roma-Haro Bravo (Mini) at 4'16, 7. Garafulic-Palmeiro (Mini) at 5'53, 8. Lachaume-Polato (Peugeot) at 6'22, 9. Chabot-Pillot (Toyota) at 7'13, 10. Fuchs-Adrian Mussano (Proto) at 8'13 …
  • Final auto general classification: 1. Al-Attiyah-Baumel (Toyota), 2. Roma-Haro Bravo (Mini) at 46'42, 3. Loeb-Elena (Peugeot) at 1h54'18, 4. Przygonski-Colsoul (Mini) at 2h28'531 , 5. Despres-Cottret (Mini) at 2:48:43, 6. Prokop-Tomanek (Ford) at 3:19:02, 7. Al Rahji-Gottschalk (Mini) at 4:30:56, 8. Garafulic-Palmeiro (Mini) at 7:57:58, 9. De Villiers-Von Zitzewitz (Toyota) at 7:59:16, 10. Chabot-Pillot (Toyota) at 8:09:58 am …

The Dakar 2020 should be again to follow on France Televisions. The stages were broadcast in 2018 as in 2019 from 6:50 pm. "Dakar Première Part" was then scheduled on France 4 live to get the first results, followed by the Dakar newspaper at 8:10 pm on France 3, "Dakar Second Part" at 8:25 pm on France 4 and then "Bivouac" around 11:30 pm on France 2. The broadcasting rights are also held by Eurosport until 2020. The pay channel omnisports, now available only via Canal Sat, also offered wide coverage to the event in 2018 and 219. Finally, the Dakar official website presents many content including streaming video.

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