Check the full and final official rider start list and race numbers for the 2024 Dakar Rally – the guys and girls who will make tomorrow’s (Friday, January 5) opening prologue ahead of day one proper on Saturday to begin two weeks of racing in Saudi Arabia.

It’s official, everyone on the list below has made it to Ul Ula, has passed all the scrutineering checks and met technical regulations to line up to start tomorrow’s Dakar ’24 prologue. That includes Mason Klein for all who read our story about his bike worries yesterday, the American got his bike after Kove pulled an all-nighter in the Sprinter van to get it from Dubai.

The start order for race day one will be determined by the prologue – longer than usual with ana hour or so ride to the 29 kilometre timed special – so it’s important to get this first bit of short(ish) and sharp navigation right without mishap or it can affect how the rally rolls for leading contenders.

2024 Dakar Start List Fast Facts:

  • In total, 770 competitors will take starters’ orders for the 46th edition of the Dakar.
  • The official start list is made up of 418 race vehicles: 132 bikes (including 28 Original by Motul unassisted bikers) with 30 taking part in the W2RC, 10 quad, 70 cars, 36 SSV and 47 Trucks.
  • There are 130 “rookies”, while 133 riders, drivers and co-pilots classed as “Legends” will take part for the 10th time or more.
  • The field includes 27 women participants.
  • France dominates the nationalities with 124 competitors, ahead of Spain (84) and the Netherlands (62), the same top three nationalities as last year.

2024 Dakar official starter list in class order:


Photo Credit: A.S.O. Charley Lopez