If not to Africa, then where? At the Qatar Cross Country Rally, the Saudi Arabian attendees seemed to know the answer. All whom had intel felt 100-percent sure their country won the bid to host the 2020 Dakar—by a landslide, no less. The Islamic country reportedly offered the ASO $15 million per event over the next five years. Staggering compared to the $3 million reportedly proposed by Chile for the impending race. The intention is to host the event in Saudi Arabia this coming January, then from 2021 to 2024, they’ll front the bill for the following hosts which could include Jordan, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.