The last stage of the Dakar Rally is greatly reduced due to the construction of gas pipelines

In the last stage of the Dakar Rally, in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will take place on Friday greatly reduced. The organisation, the route, the need to adapt due to the construction of gas pipelines.

In the original, the 374-kilometer run through an area that is well known for its production of oil and gas, and where the plumbing is currently being updated. The revised special between Haradh and the Qiddiya and is 166 km in length.

“In the first part of this stage is to be adjusted, but the hard part is getting it into the schedule. There is still plenty of time to be lost, so there is still a lot that can be done,” said David Castera, the director of the paris-Dakar rally, Rally, against,

This is the second time that the organisation is in a stage of change. On Wednesday, the tenth stage, prematurely terminated due to the hard gusts of wind. The safety came into question.

With just one day to go for the most exciting battle going on in the car, where the leader Carlos Sainz, the father of Formula 1 racing driver Carlos Sainz jr., a lead of a little more than ten minutes, you will have to number two, Nasser Al Attiyah.

In the second-to-last stage, the Dutch rider Edwin Straver, Thursday, hard fall. He was in critical condition evacuated by helicopter. It is not known whether Straver, in mortal peril.

See also:
The stages and participants of the Dakar

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