The 2017 Dakar Rally kicks off NBCSN’s motorsports coverage for the new year. Daily coverage starts on Tuesday, January 3, at 5:30 p.m. ET and runs through January 16; the rally itself runs January 2 to 14.
This year’s rally course takes competitors from Ascunsion in Paraguay to the finish in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
A quick course outline and key competitors who could be in line to win are in the below videos.
Last year’s rally winners were Stephane Peterhansel (Cars, Peugeot 208 DKR), Toby Price (Bikes, KTM 450 Rally), Gerard de Rooy (Trucks, Iveco PowerStar) and Marcos Patronelli (Quads, Yamaha).
The full entry list for this year’s rally is here, via the Dakar website.
Times for NBCSN’s coverage of daily shows and re-airs are linked here and also below, with the primetime slots (after 5:30 p.m. ET) recapping the previous day’s action in 30-minute segments.
All new episodes are at 6:30 p.m. ET with the exception of the 5:30 p.m. ET show on Tuesday, Jan. 3, the 12 p.m. ET show on Saturday, Jan. 7 and Monday, Jan. 9 at midnight ET.
Leigh Diffey hosts all shows, while there will be interviews from the event site itself.
New episodes in bold.