SEE: 5 things you should know about the 2019 Dakar Rally

The 2019 Dakar Rally is underway in Peru this week. We list some fun facts you should know about the world's most gruelling race.

The competition will continue until January 17th.

Al-Attiyah regains 2019 Dakar lead on drama-filled 3rd stage

Dakar Rally great Stephane Peterhansel won a drama-filled third stage on Wednesday in which defending champion Carlos Sainz and overnight leader Giniel de Villiers got stuck in the dunes and lost major time.

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