Loeb, Roma maintain top 10 position after longest stage of Dakar Rally

The longest stage of the Dakar Rally 2021 was the challenge ahead of Bahrain Raid Xtreme for stage four. Sebastien Loeb and Nani Roma had to make the 813km journey from Wadi Ad-Dawasir to Riyadh; the Saudi capital, taking on 476km of road and 337km of special stage driving.

The previous day’s driving was pure desert and dunes, threatening navigational challenges, but with vast open expanses to allow Loeb and Roma to show the Hunter’s speed.

In contrast, today’s stage offered long winding desert and dirt tracks designed to test the driver’s technical ability, but also provide a chance for them to really enjoy themselves behind the wheel.

The Dakar Rally leaves Riyadh towards Al Qaisumah for stage five, on a 661km route, with 205km of road and 456km of special stage driving.