WATCH: Dakar Rally coverage kicks off at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

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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, 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.