Dakar 2023 Update

Now that the dust has settled upon Prodrive’s Bahrain Raid Xtreme campaign on the world’s toughest motorsport event, the Dakar Rally. Here are the highlights from three exciting weeks in January 2023 in Saudi Arabia.

There was the heat of Yanbu where the rally started, the solitude of the Empty Quarter and the mud of the final day into Damma, but the Bahrain Raid Xtreme Prodrive Hunter stood out as the most successful car on the 14 stages of this year’s event. In fact, it took nine stage wins including winning every single stage over the second week including a record setting six wins in a row for Sébastien Loeb/Fabian Lurquin.

From starting out as the new guys in 2021, taking three stage victories in 2022 and now nine stage wins in 2023, it has been from the belief of Bahrain in Prodrive that has achieved these results. Drivers Loeb and Lurquin now lead the World Rally Raid Championship following Dakar due to their consistency and pace over the stages.

The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (round two of the Championship) starts on February 23rd, across many similar dunes to those tackled last week through the Empty Quarter, where the Prodrive Hunter won every stage of the 1,167 kilometres that took place there in the Dakar.

Inflatable Structures were pleased to supply the four large 7m x 7m Axion Square inflatable tents with all-over branding and many special features including: in-built high and low level lighting, durable reflective ground sheets for night working, connection tunnels between the 4 tents and a constant pressure inflation system to maintain the correct air pressure in the tents despite the huge swings in temperature between day and night.

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