The 2020 Dakar Rally convoy have enjoyed a deserved rest day on Saturday as they patch up their bodies and vehicles ahead of the second half of the race on Sunday. Sunday's first stage saw 342 vehicles enjoy a pre-sunrise start in pursuit of glory racing 752km from Jeddah to Al Wajh, Red Bull KTM Factory Team rider still managing to secure the stage victory, despite a two-minute penalty that was handed out. After a second stage free of big drama on Monday, Tuesday saw reigning side-by-side champion Chaleco Lopez suffer with two flat tyres. Wednesday's stage four was a big boost for one rookie as American Mitch Guthrie Jr. started to repay the faith shown in him by the Red Bull Off-Road Team selectors as he was guided to the quickest time of the day by Norwegian co-driver Ola Floene. Stage five on Thursday was a day to forget for one former champion as British biker Sam Sunderland crashed out of the race 187km into the timed special. Friday's stage six was the last one before the rest day with Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel making some headway in his bid for a record 14th Dakar Rally title after his previous 13 race wins on two and four wheels. // A Mechanic of Toyota Gazoo Racing Team work on the Toyota during the rest day on Riyad, Saudi Arabia on January 11, 2020. // Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool via AP Images // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to

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