In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 photo, driver Peter Van Merksteijn, of Netherlands, foreground, and co-driver Michael Orr, of Great Britain, after crashing their Toyota during stage nine of the Dakar Rally between Wadi Al Dawasir and Haradth, Saudi Arabia. Formerly known as the Paris-Dakar Rally, the race was created by Thierry Sabine after he got lost in the Libyan desert in 1977. Until 2008, the rallies raced across Africa, but threats in Mauritania led organizers to cancel that year's event and move it to South America. It has now shifted to Saudi Arabia. The race started on Jan. 5 with 560 drivers and co-drivers, some on motorbikes, others in cars or in trucks. Only 41 are taking part in the Original category.