The FN Speed Team took part in the 7,000-kilometre race in the Saudi desert with two drivers who hold both Belgian and Israeli nationalities, the team's manager Omer Pearl said adding that the drivers had entered the kingdom using Israeli passports.
Stephane Peterhansel, nicknamed 'Mr Dakar,' won the Dakar Rally for the 14th time, 30 years after his initial success in the most gruelling event on motorsport's calendar.
The 40-year-old suffered the fatal accident after 276 kilometres of the day's ride from Riyadh to Wadi Al Dawasir.
More than 300 vehicles will contest on 14 stages over the next 15 days in three South American countries.
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