From a marathon stage, the stage 7 of the Dakar 2023 has been canceled for motorcycles, in a decision that also covers quads. The reason is the bad weather in Saudi Arabia.
The organization explained that due to weather conditions and the distance of the liaison, which was modified following the impossibility of accessing the bivouac in Al Duwadimi, the decision was to cancel tomorrow's timed special.
It was also considered the fatigue that the riders have been facing. Thus, motorcycle and quad riders will go directly to the bivouac in Riyadh by road section.