This week’s Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Nepalese climbers, Stéphane Peterhansel /&Edouard Boulanger, and Francesco Friedrich & Alexandre Schüller.
They won six stages en route to the Regularity Rally won.
Kris Meeke won the last stage and López took overall.
Dmitry Sotnikov led a Kamaz 1-2-3. Sugawara wins 14th straight “Under 10 liters” category.
Stéphane Peterhansel and Edouard Boulanger (FRA) won the overall in a Mini. “Monsieur Dakar” has now won the Dakar Rally a record 14 times, 8 of them in cars.
Andújar is the fourth rider from Argentina to win the Dakar in quads.
He is the first Latin American to win the Dakar Rally in motorcycles.
Cherpn, 52, had an accident last January 10 and died while being airlifted to France.
Al Attiyah, Benavides, Andújar, López, Duton/Etienne and Sotnikov lead.
Seth Quintero and Toby Price had to say farewell to the Rally today. Francisco López retook the lead.