Sunderland wins the Dakar Rally for the second time in its history

British “Gazgas” rider Sam Sunderland won his second title in the category of bikes in the Dakar Rally Saudi Arabia 2022, after the end of the last stage, which was held today, Friday, from Bisha through Torba, Abu Rakah, Ghazayel, Qiya and Taif to Jeddah.

Sunderland entered the stage more than 6 minutes ahead of the Chilean Honda rider, Pablo Quantinla, who gave his best performance at this stage to continue to put pressure on the British leader, but Sunderland clung to the top, ending the stage with a difference of 3 minutes 25 seconds from the leader Pablo. .

This title is Sunderland’s second in the Dakar Rally after winning the 2017 edition, and is his first on Saudi soil, ending Honda’s dominance over the past two editions in favor of KTM, and as a result of the last stage, Chilean Honda rider Pablo Quantinla came second. Austrian Red Bull KTM rider Matthias Walkner completed the podium position by taking third place, 6 minutes and 47 seconds behind the leader.

Over the course of the rally, French Yamaha rider Adrien van Beveren was a strong rival on the podium until the eleventh stage, in which he was more than 21 minutes behind Sondland, to finish his adventure in the Dakar Rally in fourth place, and the Spanish Honda rider Juan Barreda completed the top five position in the class .

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