There is no challenge on Earth quite like the Dakar Rally. To reach the finish line you need the support of the best in the business. That’s why the Red Bull Desert Wings team have enlisted the help of passionate industry experts. It’s this collaborative effort that provides the platform for success on the 7,000km odyssey that gets underway in just five days time on January 2.
Fitting out our onsite crew will be Blåkläder, synonymous with quality workwear since 1959. Blåkläder will once again provide the team with durable clothing that has already proved it can stand up to the unique challenges of the Dakar. Keeping us moving forward at the Dakar will be the inventive footwear of On. The Swiss sports brand is a trusted partner of athletes who compete in the world’s harshest conditions.
Joining the Red Bull Desert Wings team in 2021 is outdoor adventure specialists HighPeak. Within the sea of tents that make up the Dakar bivouac our team can sleep easy knowing they have HighPeak equipment. HighPeak is and remains the brand for campers, having always worked with great passion to understand what campers need, and what inspires them.
Dakar days don’t end when the sun goes down and thankfully we’ll have Ledlenser to shine a light on what needs done. The German company is the industry leader of high-quality portable LED lighting solutions such as flashlights, headlamps, lanterns and floodlights.
We’ll be calling upon Kärcher cleaning products again at the upcoming Dakar. Their modern pressure washers save up to 80 percent of water in comparison with manual washing with a water hose, and are therefore an environmentally considerate option for blasting off dust and dirt in less time. We also have the support of ipone – the combat oil Made in France – to ensure all vehicles are maintained and serviced throughout the Dakar.
Keeping us all on the road will be BFGoodrich Tires, the American brand that has equipped the winners of the last four Dakar car races. Whatever the next Dakar has in store, you can be sure that BFGoodrich Tires will be up to the job. The laboratory of extremes that is the Dakar also serves to improve driving comfort for the brand’s customers on roads all over the world.
We’re delighted to have such a prestigious team of partners in our corner for the 2021 Dakar and can’t wait to get the job done. The second edition of the Dakar to be hosted by Saudi Arabia gets started in just five days time with a prologue stage on Saturday, January 2 in Jeddah. Then comes 12 stages over uncompromising desert terrain before the chequered flag falls back in Jeddah on Friday, January 15.