Thursday, December 30th, 2021


Annual Off-Road Endurance Race Begins This Sunday and Continues Nightly Through Friday, Jan. 14, on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Extended Highlights of Dakar Rally Coverage Will be Available on NBC Sports Digital Platforms and Peacock

Dakar Rally Begins NBC Sports’ 2022 “Home of Motorsports” Programming

STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 30, 2021 – Coverage of the 2022 Dakar Rally — the world’s most challenging off-road endurance race — begins this Sunday, January 2, at 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. NBC Sports presents nightly hour-long coverage of the 12-stage race in Saudi Arabia through Friday, January 14. Extended highlights of every show (all 12 stages and the rest day) will be available on NBC Sports digital platforms and Peacock.

More than 550 competitors across seven classes will race across 5,000+ miles of varying terrain, including desert, canyons, dunes and mountains throughout Saudi Arabia. This will mark the third consecutive time that the country has hosted the race.

American Ricky Brabec, who followed his historic Bike class victory in 2020 with a second-place finish last year, headlines the field of competitors. Other top U.S. riders feature Skyler Howes, who has back-to-back top-ten finishes in the Bike class, and Austin Jones, second-place finisher in last year’s SSV class.

NASCAR on NBC analyst and reporter Parker Kligerman will provide commentary on Dakar Rally coverage.

Nightly hour-long coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will be streamed on and the NBC Sports app.

Following is the complete coverage schedule of the 2022 Dakar Rally on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA:

Date Coverage Time (ET)
Sun., January 2 Stage 1 – Jeddah to Ha’il 8 p.m.
Tues., January 4 Stage 2 – Ha’il to Al Artawiyah 7 p.m.
Stage 3 – Al Artawiyah to Al Qaisumah 8 p.m.
Wed., January 5 Stage 4 – Al Qaisumah to Riyadh 8 p.m.
Fri., January 7 Stage 5 – Riyadh to Riyadh 5 p.m.
Stage 6 – Riyadh to Riyadh 8 p.m.
Sat., January 8 Rest Day 8 p.m.
Sun., January 9 Stage 7 – Riyadh to Al Dawadimi 8 p.m.
Mon., January 10 Stage 8 – Al Dawadimi to Wadi Ad-Dawasir 7 p.m.
Tues., January 11 Stage 9 – Wadi Ad-Dawasir to Wadi Ad-Dawasir 7 p.m.
Wed., January 12 Stage 10 – Wadi Ad-Dawasir to Bisha 7 p.m.
Thurs., January 13 Stage 11 – Bisha to Bisha 7 p.m.
Fri., January 14 Stage 12 – Bisha to Jeddah 7:30 p.m.

The Dakar Rally begins NBC Sports’ “Home of Motorsports” programming throughout 2022, spanning NASCAR, INDYCAR, IMSA, Monster Energy Supercross, MotoGP, Monster Jam, and more.