The 2017 Dakar Rally coverage on NBCSN begins today at 5:30 p.m. ET, covering the start of the two-week rally from Ascunsion to Buenos Aires. Streaming is available via the NBC Sports App and online on NBCSports.com, linked here, for participating cable providers.
Leigh Diffey hosts coverage while producer Jason Swales is on site along the rally route. Several interviews should come from tonight’s show.
A quick course outline and key competitors who could be in line to win are in the below videos.
A full recap of Monday’s stage is linked here if you’re interested/inclined in reading.
Full coverage plans and times for this year’s Dakar Rally are linked here via MST, or here via the NBC Sports Group Press Box website.
Thursday’s Stage 12 of the 40th Dakar Rally not only closed the overall standings gap in at least two classes (cars and trucks), two other classes (bikes and quads) failed to get going due to weather conditions.
The full video highlights of Stage 12 will air on NBCSN on Friday at 7 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Thursday’s action:
2018 Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins Stage 12 of cars
Stage 12 cancelled due to weather conditions
Ton van Genugten edged out Martin Kolomy in Stage of, while Federico Villagra and Eduard Nikolaev both faced an uphill battle to finish fourth and third respectively.
Even though the Quads were also impacted by weather issues on Thursday, Ignacio Casale, the 2014 Dakar winner, continues to make his case for a second overall victory in the quads.