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2024 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: From The Checkered Flag’s Newsroom

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After a month off, the World Rally-Raid Championship roared back to life this past week with the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.

Missed The Checkered Flag‘s daily coverage? We’ve got you covered with a nifty archive of our stories below.

Pre-race stories

Mid-race stories

Stage winners

StageDateOverall Cars WinnerOverall Bikes WinnerRecap
Prologue26 FebruaryNasser Al-AttiyahRoss BranchRecap
Stage #127 FebruaryNasser Al-AttiyahMichael DochertyRecap
Stage #228 FebruaryGuerlain ChicheritAaron MarèRecap
Stage #329 FebruarySeth QuinteroRoss BranchRecap
Stage #41 MarchNasser Al-AttiyahAaron MarèRecap
Stage #52 MarchNasser Al-AttiyahRoss BranchRecap

Overall winners

ClassNumberCompetitorTeamTimeRecap
Ultimate206Nasser Al-AttiyahNasser Racing16:20:09Recap
Challenger304Austin JonesCan-Am Factory Team17:10:50Recap
SSV411Mansour Al-Helei*R-X Sport17:42:37Recap
RallyGP44Aaron MarèHero MotoSports16:36:13Recap
Rally226Konrad DąbrowskiDUUST Rally Team16:41:09Recap
Malle Moto40Hamdan Al-Ali*Hamdan Al-Ali21:47:30Recap
Junior Trophy26Konrad DąbrowskiDUUST Rally Team16:41:09Recap
Veteran Trophy92David Mabbs*Vendetta Racing UAE21:10:24Recap
Quad174Abdulaziz AhliAbu Dhabi Team20:14:22Recap
* – Not competing in World Rally-Raid Championship
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