Any competitor or crew registered in the race, forced to retire (except for medical reasons) will be able to benefit from a unique Joker for the entire rally, allowing him to resume one time the start once he has recovered and repaired his vehicle. The competitor will reinstate the race in a separate ranking, the “DAKAR EXPERIENCE”.
Some details on the « Dakar Experience”
- Competitors who are on the Elite List or on the Notoriety list cannot get the Joker.
- Only one Joke will be allowed on the entire rally. Any withdrawal after the activation of the Joker will be final.
- Any competitor who has been injured or evacuated by the medical service may claim reinstatement only with a positive approval from the medical service.
- A « Dakar Experience » competitor will be in the classification of the stage, but will not be any more in the overall classification.
- Competitor will be able to pass under a finish arch “Dakar Experience” but will not be able to pass on the podium Dakar reserved for the finishers.
- All T5.3 trucks, which will not appear on the general classification will pass under a finish arch “Dakar Experience” but will not be able to pass on the podium Dakar
For more information, please refer to the article 14.8.2 of the regulations which will be published soon.