Dakar Rally 2021 in Stunning Black and White Photos

Published January 10th, 2021 - 08:34 GMT

Dakar Rally launched on Saturday Jan. 9th in Saudi Arabia. It is considered the world's most grueling event in motorsport's calendar held in the Kingdom.

The event first kicked off in 1979 between Paris and the Senegalese capital. However, it was moved for the first time in Saudi Arabia last year after a decade in South America.

Moreover, the Dakar move decision is part of the Kingdom's "2030 Vision" to enhance its openness. Riyadh has recently held high-profile football and boxing matches and will also hold its first Formula One Grand Prix in 2021.

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Australian biker Toby Price (top) and Argentinian biker Kevin Benavides compete during Stage 4 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Wadi Ad-Dawasir and Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, on January 6, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Australian biker Toby Price (top) and Argentinian biker Kevin Benavides compete during Stage 4 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Wadi Ad-Dawasir and Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, on January 6, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Mini's Spanish drivers Carlos Sainz of Spain and co-driver Lucas Cruz of Spain (L) overtake Toyota's driver Jakub Przygonski of Poland and his co-driver Timo Gottschalk of Germany (R) compete during Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally 2021 around Wadi Ad-Dawasir, in Saudi Arabia, on January 5, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Mini's Spanish drivers Carlos Sainz of Spain and co-driver Lucas Cruz of Spain (L) overtake Toyota's driver Jakub Przygonski of Poland and his co-driver Timo Gottschalk of Germany (R) compete during Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally 2021 around Wadi Ad-Dawasir, in Saudi Arabia, on January 5, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Biker Walter Roelants of Belgium rides during Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Biker Walter Roelants of Belgium rides during Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

A biker takes part in Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

A biker takes part in Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Toyota's driver Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and his co-driver Mathieu Baumel of France compete during Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally 2021 around Wadi Ad-Dawasir, in Saudi Arabia, on January 5, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Toyota's driver Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and his co-driver Mathieu Baumel of France compete during Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally 2021 around Wadi Ad-Dawasir, in Saudi Arabia, on January 5, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

A competitors rides during the Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Riyadh and Buraydah in Saudi Arabia, on January 7, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

A competitors rides during the Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Riyadh and Buraydah in Saudi Arabia, on January 7, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Yasir Seaidan of Saudi Arabia and co-driver Alexy Kuzmich of Russia compete during Stage 1 of the 2021 Dakar Rally between Jeddah and Bisha in Saudi Arabia, on January 3, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Yasir Seaidan of Saudi Arabia and co-driver Alexy Kuzmich of Russia compete during Stage 1 of the 2021 Dakar Rally between Jeddah and Bisha in Saudi Arabia, on January 3, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Mini's driver Stephane Peterhansel and his co-driver Edouard Boulanger of France compete during Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia, on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Mini's driver Stephane Peterhansel and his co-driver Edouard Boulanger of France compete during Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia, on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Sherco's Spanish rider Lorenzo Santolino competes during Stage 1 of the 2021 Dakar Rally between Jeddah and Bisha in Saudi Arabia, on January 3, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Sherco's Spanish rider Lorenzo Santolino competes during Stage 1 of the 2021 Dakar Rally between Jeddah and Bisha in Saudi Arabia, on January 3, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Australian biker Toby Price (top) and Argentinian biker Kevin Benavides compete during Stage 4 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Wadi Ad-Dawasir and Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, on January 6, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Mini's Spanish drivers Carlos Sainz of Spain and co-driver Lucas Cruz of Spain (L) overtake Toyota's driver Jakub Przygonski of Poland and his co-driver Timo Gottschalk of Germany (R) compete during Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally 2021 around Wadi Ad-Dawasir, in Saudi Arabia, on January 5, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Biker Walter Roelants of Belgium rides during Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
A biker takes part in Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Toyota's driver Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and his co-driver Mathieu Baumel of France compete during Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally 2021 around Wadi Ad-Dawasir, in Saudi Arabia, on January 5, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
A competitors rides during the Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Riyadh and Buraydah in Saudi Arabia, on January 7, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Yasir Seaidan of Saudi Arabia and co-driver Alexy Kuzmich of Russia compete during Stage 1 of the 2021 Dakar Rally between Jeddah and Bisha in Saudi Arabia, on January 3, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Mini's driver Stephane Peterhansel and his co-driver Edouard Boulanger of France compete during Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia, on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Sherco's Spanish rider Lorenzo Santolino competes during Stage 1 of the 2021 Dakar Rally between Jeddah and Bisha in Saudi Arabia, on January 3, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Australian biker Toby Price (top) and Argentinian biker Kevin Benavides compete during Stage 4 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Wadi Ad-Dawasir and Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, on January 6, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Australian biker Toby Price (top) and Argentinian biker Kevin Benavides compete during Stage 4 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Wadi Ad-Dawasir and Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, on January 6, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Mini's Spanish drivers Carlos Sainz of Spain and co-driver Lucas Cruz of Spain (L) overtake Toyota's driver Jakub Przygonski of Poland and his co-driver Timo Gottschalk of Germany (R) compete during Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally 2021 around Wadi Ad-Dawasir, in Saudi Arabia, on January 5, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Mini's Spanish drivers Carlos Sainz of Spain and co-driver Lucas Cruz of Spain (L) overtake Toyota's driver Jakub Przygonski of Poland and his co-driver Timo Gottschalk of Germany (R) compete during Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally 2021 around Wadi Ad-Dawasir, in Saudi Arabia, on January 5, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Biker Walter Roelants of Belgium rides during Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Biker Walter Roelants of Belgium rides during Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
A biker takes part in Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
A biker takes part in Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Toyota's driver Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and his co-driver Mathieu Baumel of France compete during Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally 2021 around Wadi Ad-Dawasir, in Saudi Arabia, on January 5, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Toyota's driver Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and his co-driver Mathieu Baumel of France compete during Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally 2021 around Wadi Ad-Dawasir, in Saudi Arabia, on January 5, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
A competitors rides during the Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Riyadh and Buraydah in Saudi Arabia, on January 7, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
A competitors rides during the Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Riyadh and Buraydah in Saudi Arabia, on January 7, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Yasir Seaidan of Saudi Arabia and co-driver Alexy Kuzmich of Russia compete during Stage 1 of the 2021 Dakar Rally between Jeddah and Bisha in Saudi Arabia, on January 3, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Yasir Seaidan of Saudi Arabia and co-driver Alexy Kuzmich of Russia compete during Stage 1 of the 2021 Dakar Rally between Jeddah and Bisha in Saudi Arabia, on January 3, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Mini's driver Stephane Peterhansel and his co-driver Edouard Boulanger of France compete during Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia, on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Mini's driver Stephane Peterhansel and his co-driver Edouard Boulanger of France compete during Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Bisha and Wadi Ad-Dawasir in Saudi Arabia, on January 4, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Sherco's Spanish rider Lorenzo Santolino competes during Stage 1 of the 2021 Dakar Rally between Jeddah and Bisha in Saudi Arabia, on January 3, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Sherco's Spanish rider Lorenzo Santolino competes during Stage 1 of the 2021 Dakar Rally between Jeddah and Bisha in Saudi Arabia, on January 3, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP