Dakar 2020: a new chapter, a new continent, a 30th country, a new adventure!
The Dakar Competitors Service Team welcomes you and thanks you for your trust.
After the "Dakar Tours" in Paris, Warsaw and Buenos Aires and the "Workshops Concurrent Dakar" on 3 continents, now it's time for the "Essentials".
This regular meeting dedicated to competitors registered is an privileged communication area. It gathers everything you need to know without fail in order to properly prepare your Rallye until the departure.
You are writing this "Chapter 3" of Dakar and the entire team is at your disposal to help you.
Carefully go through the content of this first "Essentiel" and do not hesitate to contact us: Nelly Pavée, Cécile Javary, Olivier Marrimpoey, Maxime Morin, Milad Farjallah or myself.
See you soon, Sportively
Discover the Competitors Area: the perfect tool for your preparation!
To help you in your preparation, we make a useful website available dedicated especially to the Dakar 2020 competitors.
Find preparation advise, technics and methodologies of Roadbook preparation, security tools information, visit the bivouac with the interactive map and discover what is going on behind the scenes, ...
To register, please enter the following details:
Access to the Competitors Area >
Nelly Pavée, Competitors Department
"The Competitors Area will allow you to discover or rediscover everything you must know in order to be well prepared before you start to conquer the Saudis tracks and dunes! Take the opportunity to optimize your preparation."
Useful contacts: the Competitors Department and your Liaison Officers are here for you!
The Competitor's Department team is at your disposal to help you with your preparation and answer your questions, just like the Dakar Liaison Officers throughout the world.
Don't hesitate to make contact with us: email@example.com / +33 (0) 1 41 33 14 60
Get in touch with the Liaison Officers >
Olivier Marrimpoey - Competitors Department
"We remind you that the second price for assistance will end on October, 15th. Register soon your assistance if you want to benefit from it."
Press Conference: see you on the 20th of November in Paris!
We invite all competitors to the presentation of all the stages of the Dakar 2020 on November, 20th at 11am at the Arab World Institute in Paris. Save the date!
We will send you more information soon.
Licenses: be compliant!
To get your license, please follow the next steps:
Bike / Quad license:
To obtain the international FIM 2019 license, competitors will have to undergo the following examinations, in addition to the usual medical examination (Appendices A and B of the FIM Medical Code) :
1. An exercise EKG test (3 years validity).
2. An echocardiogram (life validity).
Car / Truck / SSV license:
To obtain the international ICCCR FIA 2019 license for cross-country Rallies (necessary to take part in the Dakar), competitors in both Car and Truck categories (pilots and co-pilots) must fulfil the following conditions:
1. you have already possessed an international FIA license for cross-country Rallies: you only have to make a Renewal demand of license from your ASN.
2. You have never had an international license: you must hold a national license and must have participated in 2 national races in the same year. No exemption will be accepted.
For more information, don't hesitate to make contact with your national federation.
Saudi Arabia is the 30th country to host the Dakar!
The number of countries broadcasting Dakar images.
Use the communication tools at your disposal
Use the Dakar Competitor logo, pictures and videos of the Dakar at your disposal.
Download the communication tools >
New continent, new country, new weather conditions!
If the sun is shining almost everyday in Saudi Arabia, temperatures might be high during the day but low during the night. Nights are cold: in January, temperature may vary between 0 and -5°C. We recommend to bring warm clothes.
For more information, read our practical guide >
“Competitor of the day”
"Big motorsport fan since I am young, I want to challenge myself with difficult climate and sandy trails.
A child dream with grown up eyes!"
Agenda Dakar 2019-2020
1st of November 2019
20th of November 2019
Press Conference in Paris
5th and 6th of December 2019
Technical and administrative scrutineering in Castellet and boarding of the vehicles in Marseille
1st and 2nd of January 2020
Recovery of the vehicles at the port of Jeddah
2nd (afternoon), 3rd and 4th (morning) of January 2020
Administrative and Technical Scrutineering
3rd of January 2020
4th of January 2020
Starting Podium and Closed Park
5th of January 2020