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South African biker Taye Perry is heading to her second Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, but as a navigator this time.
South African biker Taye Perry is heading to her second Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, but as a navigator this time.

The 2021 edition of the awesome Dakar Rally will run from January 3 to 15 in Saudi Arabia for the second time and a number of plucky South Africans will be testing themselves in the car category but none in the bike section.

This 43rd edition of the race will start and finish in Jeddah, in the east of the Arab kingdom on the Red Sea, with a prologue and start podium set for Saturday, January 2.

In addition to regular South African contestant Giniel de Villiers, the rally will have four other drivers and four navigators flying the country’s flag, according to race organisers ASO.

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