Saudi Arabia to host the Dakar Rally 2020
27 April 2019 | 7:09 am
The Amaury Sport Organisation distributes footage to announce that Saudi Arabia will stage for the first time the Dakar Rally 2020, the world's most gruelling motor racing event, from January 5 to 17 starting in Jeddah.
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