THE 2024 RALLY
FIA/FIM World Rally Raid Championship (W2RC) opening race is the Dakar Rally 2024 is going to start from Al Ula on the west coast of Saudi Arabia on January 5th. From there, the route continues across the central section to the east, bisecting vast dunes known as the feared Empty Quarter. The goal is a final finish in Yanbu on January 19th.
* 48H Chrono Stage: A 600 km competition stage where teams aim to reach the goal within 48 hours without the support of mechanics in the Empty Quarter (Rub al-Khali desert in southern Arabian Peninsula).
Various vehicles take part and compete in the rally:
|converted commercial gasoline, diesel, racing vehicles and prototypes
The GR DKR Hilux EVO T1U belongs to T1.U class in this category.
|non-converted commercial gasoline or diesel vehicles
|Large production-based and prototype trucks
|2-wheeled vehicles and motorcycles
|Lightweight Prototype Cross-Country Vehicles.
|Side-by-side UTV, experimental sidecars
|Mission 1000 is a new part of the Dakar Future Program, an effort aimed at urging automakers to develop next-generation carbon-neutral powertrain technologies like hydrogen engines and electric or biofuel hybrids.
|The Dakar Classic category is for 4- to 8-wheeled vehicles manufactured before 1999 (2WD, 4WD)