Although relatively flat, the Prologue was a deeply rutted course where both bikes and vehicles were struggling to maintain their lines through the sand. This initial stage took it's toll on several of the vehicles causing breakdowns on the track. The Saluki took the necessary action on the tight and twisty track and avoided a broken down competitor blocking their path.
They say the challenge is hard, if the prologue is anything to go by we're in for some serious fun over the next couple of days.
Saluki doing it's thing. The Saluki stretching its legs
Some of the local support team travelled down to the bivouac at Moreeb Hill yesterday to setup camp for the arrival of the rest of the team later on today.
Earlier this morning, the team members who remained in Dubai travelled down to Abu Dhabi for the ceremonial start at the Emirate Palace Hotel.
The Saluki time from the prologue gave them a starting place of 28th out of 42 vehicles for first day of the event.
-credit: Team Saluki