The Dakar Rally (or simply "The Dakar"; formerly known as the "Paris–Dakar Rally") is an annual rally raid organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation.

Due to being a rally raid, WRC drivers and co-drivers have competed in the event, mostly in the cars category. Yazeed Al-Rajhi made his debut in 2015, whilst Juha Kankkunen, Carlos Sainz and Ari Vatanen have all had the honours of being both World Rally Champion and Dakar Rally winner.

Nasser Al-Attiyah won his second Dakar Rally in 2015.

WRC drivers / co-drivers in the Dakar RallyEdit

Driver Country Dakar wins WRC wins
Winners of both the WRC and Dakar Rally
Juha Kankkunen Finland 1988 1986, 1987, 1991, 1993
Juha Piironen Finland 1988 1986, 1987, 1991, 1993
Carlos Sainz Spain 2010 1990, 1992
Ari Vatanen Finland 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991 1981
Winners of either the WRC or Dakar Rally
Nasser Al-Attiyah Qatar 2011, 2015 -
Matthieu Baumel France 2015 -
Miki Biasion Italy - 1988, 1989
Lucas Cruz Spain 2010 -
Timo Gottschalk Germany 2011 -
Bruno Saby France 1993 -
Kenjiro Shinozuka Japan 1997 -
Colin McRae United Kingdom - 1995
Michel Périn France 1994, 1995, 1996, 2014



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