Saudi Arabia to host Dakar International Rally in 2020

Dakar International Rally

Saudi Arabia has been named to host the 2020 Dakar International Rally that kicks off next January, the General Authority for Sports announced.

The General Authority announced the decision after a meeting held at Al-Giddiyah, west of Riyadh, in the attendance of Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sports Authority; Prince Khalid bin Sultan, Chairman of the Saudi Federation for Automobiles and Motorbikes; Michael Rieneger, Al-Giddiyah Executive Manager; David Castera, the Director of Dakar Rally; and senior officials and media representatives.