Here’s a look at what we learned from this year’s duel in the desert.
There were no surprises in the last day of Dakar racing; here’s a summary, with analysis coming soon.
With a very short timed special, tomorrow, the winners and losers are pretty much decided.
Today’s 450-km timed section, combined with heavy heat, took out several top competitors.
Rain once again hindered today’s Dakar stage.
This is why Victory failed and shut down its motorcycle production yesterday.
After rain screwed up the schedule last week, rain came into play again, shortening Stage 7. That probably had a lot to do with determining the winner.
Bad weather shortened Stage 5; no word yet on tomorrow’s stage.
There’s a lot of stuff to get done in the next 12 months!
Disaster struck many of the Dakar’s top riders, with several of the top 20 dropping out.