Bruno Santos was supposed to make his Dakar Rally début two years ago but couldn’t due to injury. He finally gets his chance in 2024.
Due to funding and other matters, Lithuanians Agnė Telyčėnaitė, Sandra Rimkė, and Aistė Perminaitė will not race the 2024 Dakar Rally. Their teams were originally going to compete in the SSV class.
Martin Šoltys, Tomáš Šikola, and Petr Schweiner will race the upgraded Tatra Buggyra Evo3 truck at the 2024 Dakar Rally for Tatra Buggyra ZM Racing.
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The 2024 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge will introduce a second bivouac in Liwa alongside the usual in Al Dhannah. The race will span 2,250 kilometres with 1,450 in Selective Sections
Christine GZ has returned to her post as Extreme E’s female Championship Driver for the 2023 season-ending Copper X Prix.
ETCR champion Adrien Tambay will dabble in off-road racing yet again next week when he enters the Extreme E season finale in Chile for ABT CUPRA XE.
Ondřej Martinec has been forced to abandon his 2024 Dakar Rally plans after undergoing heart surgery. He and Olga Roučková were supposed to race a Toyota Land Cruiser in the Dakar Classic.
Despite a 3rd in Quad at the 2023 Dakar Rally, Pablo Copetti will not return in 2024. He considered a switch to SSV but didn’t have the cash and isn’t happy with the ASO’s new rules for Quad riders.
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Trophy-Raid Championship driver Volodymyr Giba and former kart racer Volodymyr “Red Bull” Chernysh add to a tragic list of Ukrainian motorsport figures killed in combat.
With the 2024 Dakar Rally’s 48-hour Chrono Stage forcing everyone to camp overnight, they will receive rations which includes sardines and leek and potato soup with coffee to wash them down.
After Riwald’s departure, Jongbloed Fiscaal Juristen has become the new title sponsor of Gert Huzink’s Truck team for the 2024 Dakar Rally.
A frightening accident and lengthy extraction process overshadowed last week’s Baja 1000 as Kade Walker remains unconscious in hospital with a traumatic brain injury.
Juan Cruz Yacopini is now an FIA Platinum driver for the 2024 World Rally-Raid Championship, while others like T3 champion Seth Quintero have been promoted to Gold.
After becoming the first electric bike to race the Dakar Rally in 2020, Tacita will have two Discanto bikes in the 2024 race’s Mission 1000 challenge.