Jeddah witnesses the conclusion of Rally Dakar Saudi Arabia 2021
The curtain drew shut today, Friday the 15th of Januray of 2021, on Rally Dakar 2021 Saudi Arabia which took place in the Kingdom over the duration of 13 days between the dates of 3rd and 15th of January. The Rally organized by the Ministry of Sport and the coordination of the Saudi Arabian Federation of Automobiles and Motorcycles with the aim of achieving the objectives of Vision 2030 and Quality of Life Program.
During the closing ceremony that took place in King Abdullah Sport City in Jeddah and attended by Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Alfaisal Chairman of the Federation of Automobiles and Motorcycles. The winners of this year’s Rally Dakar were awarded their trophies, the first of which went to the French driver Stephane Peterhansel winner of the Cars category, making it the 14th title he wins in the history of Rally Dakar and the eighth in this Category. Peterhansel came in first after a fierce and strong competition with his Qatari colleague Nasser Al-Attiyah who came in second with a difference of 15 minutes, whereas the winner of last year’s Dakar the Spanish Carlos Sainz came in third an hour behind Peterhansel at the end of the 12th and final stage (Yanbu - Jeddah) over a distance of 453km, 225km of which were specials.
On this occasion the Minister of Sport HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Alfasial said in a press statement: “Firstly, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to the Guardian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and to HRH the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz - May Allah bless them - for the grand and unlimited support benefited by in the sports sector in the Kingdom on all levels that enabled, thanks to Allah Almighty, to organize and host numerous international sporting events on the beloved soil of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
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