2000 Dakar Rally also known as the 2000 Paris-Dakar Rally was the 22nd running of the Dakar Rally event. The event began in January 2000 in Senegal and ended in Cairo. It had been re-routed to avoid Mauritania following an armed robbery of competitors in the 1999 rally. A stage of the rally between Niger and Libya was cancelled following a reported terrorist threat. Competitors were airlifted from Niamey airport to Libya where the rally was restarted at Sabha. The rally was won by French drivers, Jean-Louis Schlesser and Henri Magne. The motorcycle title was won by Richard Sainct.