Saturday videos: Dakar Rally 2016 (VIDEO)

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Videos from Saturday’s coverage of the 2016 Dakar Rally on NBCSN are linked here in this post.

Bikes face muscle and mind-fatiguing day in longest stage at Dakar Rally

(ABOVE) Run at nothing less than 11,000 feet, the bikes tackle the longest stage in the 2016 Dakar Rally during Stage 6. Cold and altitude combined provided the perfect environment for mistakes, but Toby Price was unfazed.

Beautiful surroundings in Bolivia encompass cars during Stage 6 of Dakar

Mikko Hirvonen collected another top 10 finish, Robby Gordon possibly took himself out of contention, and Sebastien Loeb lost his overall lead for the first time thanks to two punctures and a struck throttle.

Quad drivers losing war of attrition in Dakar Rally leaving it wide open

Rafal Sonk, the 2015 Dakar Rally winner in quads, was forced to leave the 2016 edition after retiring due to a broken clutch while Ignacio Casale was forced to exit after a broken collarbone.

Hans Stacy wins Stage 6 for 17th career stage win to steal overall lead 

Hans Stacey regains his lead for the first time since he lost it on day four, while his cousin and former teammate Gerard de Rooy made him earn the victory, as the 2012 winner only trailed by seven seconds.

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Lewis Hamilton receives Daytona 500 invitation from Bubba Wallace

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Lewis Hamilton is a fan of the new NASCAR Cup Series team formed by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan to field a car for Bubba Wallace.

Will the six-time Formula One champion also be a fan in person at a NASCAR race in the near future?

Wallace is hoping so.

After Hamilton tweeted his support Tuesday morning about the news of a Hamlin-Jordan-Wallace team making its debut with the 2021 season, Wallace responded with a sly invitation to the Daytona 500.

Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

But it would seem fitting given that Hamilton and Wallace have been two of the world’s most outspoken Black athletes about the quest for diversity and racial justice. Hamilton recently reaffirmed his commitment to activism after his donning a Breonna Taylor shirt sparked an FIA inquiry.

The idea of Hamilton attending the season opener already had legs, too. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver has expressed a desire to race the Daytona 500 after he has retired from Formula One.

He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.

Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.

Jeff Gordon was flanked by Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton before the 2015 Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images).