Among the globe’s most tough motorsports occasions has actually completed, after among one of the most back-breaking and also technological paths via the Arabian desert.
The 2021 Dakar Rally is won and also done, with France’s Stéphane Peterhansel securing the platform driving an X-Raid Mini.
In its 43rd operating, navigating verified to be much more testing for the 556 rivals, that covered an extreme 8000 kilometres over 12 days and also 12 back-breaking phases.
For the very first time in case’s background, individuals were handed out manuals 15 mins before each phase, making the course a lot more challenging via the Arabian desert.
One participant that had not been timid revealing his irritation with the navigating of this year’s occasion was ruling champ and also rally tale, Carlos Sainz Sr. He completed 3rd total in the automobile group behind Nasser Al-Attiyah, while it was skilled professional, Stéphane Peterhansel that took his fourteenth Dakar win– three decades after his initial effective Dakar surface.
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Peterhansel piloted a Mini JCW buggy geared up with a BMW 3.0-litre turbo diesel motor, pressing 260kW and also 770Nm to the back wheels via a six-speed transmission.
There were 2 bikers flying the Australian flag in the motorcycle course in Toby Cost and also Daniel Sanders. Two-time Dakar champ Cost left to a solid beginning, nevertheless, was airlifted to health center after collapsing out in phase 9. He endured a damaged collar bone, revealing to social networks that he had actually “ultimately damaged his 30th bone”.
At the same time, newbie KTM manufacturing facility biker Sanders made an excellent Dakar launching completing 4th total.
It was Kevin Benavides that took the win and also produced background, ending up being the initial South American biker to win the occasion on 2 wheels.
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The Light-weight Automobile group was won by Chilean Francisco López in his 10th Dakar, while Dmitry Sotnikov secured the win in the vehicle department. This win is likewise the 5th successive triumph for Group Kamaz-Master.
Ultimately the standards, a classification that flaunts the best selection, was won by Marc Douton in his 1979 Sunhill buggy. A Mitsubishi Montero V6 completed second with Frenchman Juan Donatiu behind the wheel, and also Lilian Harichoury finished the platform in a Renault 420DCI vehicle.
The occasion was spoiled by the fatality of French biker Pierre Cherpin, that died from injuries endured in a high-speed collision. The 52-year-old business owner was completing in his 4th Dakar.
This was the 2nd year that the rally was kept in Saudi Arabia. The place and also day of Dakar 2022 are yet to be verified.
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