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PHOTO GALLERY: 2021 DAKAR RALLY

Sand and sights of the SSVs By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by WESTx1000 and Dakar.com The 43rd annual running of the Dakar Rally took place in the first half of January. It’s the longest off-road race on the planet. Trucks, buggies, bikes and quads all take part in the historic, grueling event. Competitors have to travel nearly 5000 miles during the 12-day event, keeping their bodies and machines alive while braving the elements of the Saudi Arabian desert. For the first time ever, a U.S. citizen competed in the…

POLARIS RZR FACTORY RACING UNVEILS RZR PRO XP RACE VEHICLE FOR DAKAR

Polaris RZR, the winningest brand in UTV racing, today debuted the RZR Pro XP that its three factory team drivers will race in their conquest of the SSV class at the 2021 Dakar Rally—one of the world’s most grueling and historic desert races. Utilizing the industry-leading RZR Pro XP platform, the proven RZR Factory Racing team is well-armed to battle the unrelenting terrain of Dakar and demonstrate their racing prowess in Polaris’ first trip to the Dakar Rally. “We are committed to pushing our innovation and looking…

2020 DAKAR RALLY

2020 DAKAR RALLY 2020 marked the first year that the UTV class of Dakar was won by an American. Casey Currie took first place in a Monster Energy Can-Am Maverick. Another American team placed in the top ten for 2020, also from team Can-Am. 2020 DAKAR RALLY Although there were no Americans ranked in the quad class, the fact that these racers were able to complete this monumental race deserves to be recognized. To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here …

2019 CAN-AM MAVERICK WINS DAKAR

2019 CAN-AM MAVERICK WINS DAKAR BRP’s Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has won the 41st edition of the Dakar Rally in South America for the second year in a row. A popular choice for many racing teams, the Maverick X3 vehicle was dominant on the circuit, as nearly 80% of the vehicles racing in the SxS category were Maverick X3, proving Can-Am’s leadership in this category. Can-Am had more than 20 teams entered in the 2019 Dakar Rally, which lasted 11 days and featured a 5,000-kilometer course (around 3,100 miles) that…