The second loop around Alxa Right is a pure Dakar experience, with some parts never explored by cross country rally in China. The 1 st part of the stage, in the same area of the Stage 4, brings pilots on many zones with a lot of dunes crossings. Body drivers will be exposed to a serious physical effort, especially if the heat is high. The final part, after CP3, could be a bit exhausting as this is the last one of a long stage and composed by roads damaged by the rain. Some cars will probably arrive at the bivouac during the night, even if 3 Closed Gates are planned on the route.