The action returns to the sand dunes this weekend for the first race of the FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship. The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge will comprise a short Super Special on the afternoon of Saturday March 28, to be followed by five stages out in the Liwa desert to the south of the country’s capital, made up mainly of lengthy stretches of dunes. In total, 2,091.78 kilometres and, of these, 1,306.27 km special stage.
Just to get you in the mood, here’s a little gallery of Team HRC riders Paulo Gonçalves, Joan Barreda and Ricky Brabec getting tuned in to their Honda CRF450 RALLY bikes.
Keep in touch with the rally via the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge website.