Locked, loaded and ready to rock. The second round of the all new 2022 FIA World Rally-Raid Championship goes live on the 6th March; ready to test man and machine to the limit. Running from the 6th to the 10th of March through the Rub al Khali (the “Empty Quarter”) of the Abu Dhabi desert in a sprint race format covering 1,917km.
Marking an exciting new chapter in rally raid competition, the Abu-Dhabi Desert Challenge follows hot in the wheel tracks of the championship’s opening round, the legendary Dakar Rally, to form part of an epic five-round series which will crown a first-ever FIA World Rally Raid Champion.
It’s not going to be easy though. In Abu Dhabi alone, there will be some of the world's most spectacular sand dunes en-route; promising peril and glory in equal measure. Our athletes are ready for the challenge though.
Just seven weeks after Austin Jones clinched the victory of the legendary Dakar Rally in the SSV category, and Pablo Quintanilla finished second at the bars of his Monster Energy factory Honda motorcycle, the hot favorites will face off against the very best off-road racers on the planet.