Stage 10 of the 2022 Dakar Rally has come and gone, but the South African teams and competitors are still in good spirits as the race enters the final stages. But while the participants in this year's race are excited for the unknown, Wheels24's Dakar correspondent, Jeanette Kok-Kritzinger, joined up with the Toyota Gazoo Racing team in Saudi Arabia.
Kok-Kritzinger is perhaps one of the biggest motorsport fans in South Africa and has a fondness for the Dakar. Upon her arrival, she met up with several South African competitors, including Qatari and overall Dakar leader Nasser Al-Attiyah.
Al-Attiyah said: "Stage 10 of Dakar was another good day for us. It wasn't easy, and the route from Wadi Ad Dawasir to Bisha was tricky. But we managed to get through without any problems, taking no risks."
Speaking of her first day at Dakar 2022 (Stage 10), Kok-Kritzinger said: "We were on the road for seven hours today, but most of our time was spent in the bivouac. Our day started very early as everyone had to set off on Stage 10, but the excitement was palpable and very much in the air - even this late in the race."
With two stages remaining, this year's Dakar will conclude on Friday, 14 January, in Jedah.
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