The self-styled ‘world’s toughest rally’ has announced a raft of new safety measures for the next event. The move follows the deaths of two motorcycle competitors during the 2020 running.
For next year, all motorcycle competitors will be required to wear airbag vests, and aural warnings will notify competitors on the approach to Le Mans-style ‘slow zones’, which will limit speeds to 90kph in dangerous areas. Competitors will also be given digital roadbooks to take the place of old- fashioned paper versions.
New route for 2021 is one of several changes to the Dakar