After 12 brutal stages of rally raid, the 43rd edition of Dakar has come to an end. Francisco López Contardo #401 claimed victory in the SSV class. The Chilean Dakar veteran was on podium for four special stages and was consistent through the race. Although he faced mechanical problems and lost an hour in stage six, he climbed back strong at the end of the rally.
Also in the podium is AJ Jones #408, which is spectacular finish considering it’s only his second time at Dakar. This year AJ raced with the Monster Energy Can-Am factory team. In third was Aron Domzala #406, who was also part of the Monster Energy team. It was a rocky start for Aron as he got hit with mechanical issues, but he put on a good race throughout the rest of the rally. The other winners include Michal Goczal #424, Reinaldo Varela #404 and Kees Koolen #416. All of which are running are lightest tire the DS 30.
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The Dakar might be over, but the year has just started and that means a new year of racing.
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