Motorsport Company Reveals Details of 6th Edition of Saudi Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally’s fifth edition in Saudi Arabia will be held from January 5 to 19, 2024. (Dakar Rally)
The Dakar Rally’s fifth edition in Saudi Arabia will be held from January 5 to 19, 2024. (Dakar Rally)
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Motorsport Company Reveals Details of 6th Edition of Saudi Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally’s fifth edition in Saudi Arabia will be held from January 5 to 19, 2024. (Dakar Rally)
The Dakar Rally’s fifth edition in Saudi Arabia will be held from January 5 to 19, 2024. (Dakar Rally)

Saudi Motorsport Company, operating under the umbrella of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, has announced the details of the sixth edition of the Dakar Rally, held in Saudi Arabia since 2020, which is one of the biggest races in the world of motorsports, SPA reported.
Participants in the sixth edition of Dakar Rally Saudi Arabia will start on January 3, 2025, from Bisha, in the south of the Kingdom, and head north along the Red Sea before turning east towards Shaybah, in the Empty Quarter.

Participants will cross the finish line on January 17, after having covered diverse desert landscapes over a distance of 950 kilometers.
The rally will feature five stages on separate tracks to reduce the number of times cars overtake motorcycles. The event will include the prologue, the marathon stage, the mass start stage, and other exciting stages.

Hundreds of participants are expected to compete in various categories, exploring some of the most breathtaking natural scenery and historical areas in the Kingdom.



No Goals but Selfies for Ronaldo in Portugal's Chaotic 3-0 win over Türkiye at Euro 2024

The five-time world player of the year set up the third goal by Bruno Fernandes with an unselfish pass - The AP
The five-time world player of the year set up the third goal by Bruno Fernandes with an unselfish pass - The AP
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No Goals but Selfies for Ronaldo in Portugal's Chaotic 3-0 win over Türkiye at Euro 2024

The five-time world player of the year set up the third goal by Bruno Fernandes with an unselfish pass - The AP
The five-time world player of the year set up the third goal by Bruno Fernandes with an unselfish pass - The AP

There were no goals, one assist and no less than four selfie-pursuing field invaders for Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal's 3-0 win over Türkiye that secured a spot in the European Championship round of 16 on Saturday.

Ronaldo was the center of attention as always at Westfalenstadion but not how he might have expected.

The five-time world player of the year set up the third goal by Bruno Fernandes with an unselfish pass when he could easily have attempted a shot after being played clean through.

Then there was chaos as three fans got on the field at different times in the second half and attempted selfies with Ronaldo. He accepted the first but looked unhappy at the other two, The AP reported.

Another phone-waving supporter, wearing a Portugal jersey, got to Ronaldo moments after the final whistle and security had to hold back another person attempting to confront one of the most famous sports stars in the world as he walked off the field with his teammates.

Ronaldo might be more unhappy at failing to score against a Türkiye team that was its own worst enemy at times.

Not least in the 28th minute when, trailing 1-0 to Bernardo Silva’s strike seven minutes earlier, Türkiye center back Samet Akaydin delivered a back-pass that rolled to the side of his goalkeeper and straight into the net.

Portugal backed up its opening 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic and has qualified with a match to spare from Group F.