What can the riders expect as they go into Stage 10 of the 2021 Dakar Rally?

The riders have started making their way back towards the finish line in Jeddah and today will travel south-east to AlUla.

The stage is made up of an 83km liaison, a 342km special and finally a 159km final liaison into the bivouac at AlUla.

There are 3 checkpoints in the special and fuel stops at 82km – the start of the special – and then 234km into the special.

The terrain will alternate between narrow winding gravel tracks and undulating sandy sections.

Coca-Cola Nomadas Adventure rider Pablo Guillen (#35 – KTM 450RFR) will start the special at 09:06:30 am today. Andrew Houlihan (#62 – KTM 450RFR) will leave on the special 5 minutes later.

Both riders have been consistently making up places in the overall standings each day and at this stage are looking good for a top 50 finish in their first Dakar.

With the loss of Toby Price yesterday the leading Australian is now Price’s Red Bull KTM teammate Daniel Sanders. He starts today from 9th place.

Michael Burgess, who has been steadily and quietly working his way up through the field, starts from 28th.

Nacho Cornejo took the overall lead yesterday and holds an 11 minute 24 second advantage over second placed Kevin Benavides.

You can follow the live timing here.