The end of the most difficult race in the world has arrived: the Dakar Rally. The 2021 edition was in check due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the organizers, together with the government of Saudi Arabia, managed to carry out one of the most spectacular editions of recent years. New champions and old acquaintances in the 43rd edition of the Rally.
The history of the competition has a name that stands out above the rest: Stéphane Peterhansel. The Frenchman was left with his 14th victory of his sports career. The eighth in cars, which is added to the 6 that he achieved in motorcycles. ‘Monsieur Dakar’ managed to beat figures like Nasser Al-Attiyah, who was second and Carlos Sainz who closed the podium.
The Argentinian Manuel Andújar achieved his first victory in the Dakar Rally. The pilot of Boca Juniors He managed to beat several Latin Americans who contested the test until the end. The Chilean finished second Giovanni enrico, who could not deduct the 33-minute lead between the two drivers. Andújar is the fourth Argentine to win the Dakar.
Another Latin American, another victory. The Argentinian Kevin Benavides he suffered, cried and even bled for victory on motorcycles. Some falls almost throw your career overboard. However, he was able to stay calm and managed to gain a lead of just four minutes over the American. Ricky brabec to keep the title.
Trucks and SSV
Trucks were historically dominated by Russian representatives and this year was not going to be the exception. Dmitry Sotnikov, Ruslan Akhmadeev and Ilgiz Akhmetzianov they were the champions. As for the SSV, the Chilean Francisco ‘Chaleco’ López It was the one that took the least time to win his second Dakar Rally.
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