Peterhansel gets his 14th victory
Stéphane Peterhansel wins the 43rd Dakar Rally. The desert rally was decided by a puncture. Motorcyclist dies.
Interesting statistics: Peterhansel only won one stage, but the defeated Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota all-wheel drive / over 350 hp) won six of the twelve stages! Nevertheless, in the end he was almost a quarter of an hour behind Peterhansel.
Buggies with tire advantages?
70th death in the Dakar Rally
The Dakar Rally claimed its 70th death. Pierre Cherpin crashed his motorcycle on the seventh stage.
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In 2023, the benefits of the rear-wheel drive will be further reduced, as the FIA Cross-Country Commission President and Ex-Dakar winner Jutta Kleinschmidt revealed in an exclusive interview with us: “We no longer give the rear-wheel drive so many advantages. Because they have to be competitive at all. They can be much lighter, have more suspension travel, and sometimes have a larger restrictor. For many people, off-road means all-wheel drive. That’s why many manufacturers also want to promote all-wheel drive. “
What’s next in 2022? Peterhansel is still not tired of Dakar. For years he has dreamed of contesting the Dakar Rally with his wife Andrea Peterhansel as co-driver. The German competed as a driver in the Dakar Rally herself. The Peterhansels have already started together at various marathon rallies. But the corona pandemic made it impossible to prepare for the race in 2021. Therefore the project was postponed.
The top 10 in the 2021 car rating
2. Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota Allrad) +0: 14.51
3. Carlos Sainz (Mini Buggy) +1: 07.57
4. Jakub Przygonski (Toyota Allrad) +2: 36.03
5. Nani Roma (Prodrive Allrad) +3: 22.48
6. Sheikh Khalid Al-Qassimi (Peugeot Buggy) +3: 29.31
7. Vladimir Vasilyev (mini all-wheel drive) +3: 29.38
8. Giniel de Villiers (Toyota Allrad) +3: 48.39
9. Martin Prokop (Ford Allrad) +4: 10.21
10. Cyril Depres (Peugeot Buggy) +4: 50.09