Video highlights from the first stage of the 2023 Dakar Rally which saw the current World Rally-Raid Champion, Sam Sunderland, abandoning the race after hitting the ground hard and Ricky Brabec winning a day where speeding penalties affected the results.


Check full bike class results here: 2023 Dakar Rally: Stage 1 results – Ricky Brabec wins dramatic opening day

Or read our day 1 notebook for more insight here: Dakar ’23 daily notebook: way to go stage one, what a start to the rally