★ Dakar 2021 - Stage 6: Al Qaisumah > Ha'il

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The road to Ha’il will be 100% smooth and sandy. The course of this stage features dunes in all shapes and colours, testing the competitors’ ability to tackle them forwards and backwards! Bikers will face their greatest challenge here and even the toughest riders will end up with their arms like jelly. Some may even get to know the desert after dark… and have to settle for a very short rest day.

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Category: Bikes - Quads - Cars - Lightweight Vehicles - Trucks
Liaison: 170 km / 105.63 miles
Stage: 618 km / 384.01 miles



Schedule: *All times local time AST/GMT+3 (11 hours ahead of PST)
January 8th, 2021
Bikes: 09:35
Quads: 10:33
Cars: 11:15
Lightweight Vehicles: 11:54
Trucks: 12:10

Quantity of participants:
Prologue: 102 - 16 - 66 - 57 - 44 - (286)
Start of Rally: 101 - 16 - 64 - 61 - 44 - (286)
Start of Stage 2: 96 - 16 - 64 - 61 - 44 - (281)
Start of Stage 3: 95 - 15 - 64 - 61 - 44 - (279)
Start of Stage 4: 96 - 15 - 63 - 61 - 44 - (279)
Start of Stage 5: 93 - 15 - 60 - 61 - 41 - (270)
Start of Stage 6: 90 - 15 - 59 - 61 - 40 - (265)

Timing and tracking:
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MiguelB

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Stage 6 shortened with a deferred start​

January 7 th 2021 - 21:25 [GMT + 3]

Due to the difficulties encountered in finishing stage 5 by a significant number of competitors, the decision has been taken to delay the departure of the riders and crews from the bivouac in Al Qaisumah by 1 hour 30 minutes. The route of the special on stage 6 has therefore been shortened by one hundred kilometres in order to make the programme less tough. However, the competitors will still have to tackle sand and dunes. Though navigational skills will again play a decisive role in the outcome of this special, the riders’ and drivers’ physical capacities will also be sorely tested, demanding a considerable effort from them. After that, they will fully deserve the rest day that will take place in Ha’il.
 

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