After one day of rest, it’s time for the second half of Dakar 2022 and here are the video highlights. Some epic driving happened this week and a couple guys missed it by just a touch. Ouch.
Dakar 2022 is on and man is it already living up to its reputation of being one of the toughest races in the world. Famous racers and teams, well known for their prowess in the sand and on Dakar in general, have already been struggling which is just more proof of how gnarly this race really is. There are a lot of new cars and new teams mixed in with proven cars and older teams, but it’s the little things that matter at Dakar. If you don’t take care of your equipment, and keep your teams and people healthy, then you’ll never finish and if you don’t finish you can’t win. This race goes all over Saudi Arabia and will subject drivers and riders to all kinds of sand terrain and more. But the sand is what swallows teams. It’s the most fierce of the challenges.
Below you’ll find Stage 7 highlights, including the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Car stage winner: SEBASTIEN LOEB / FABIAN LURQUIN (BAHRAIN RAID XTREME) Bike stage winner: MASON KLEIN (BAS DAKAR KTM RACING TEAM) Quad stage winner: MARCELO MEDEIROS (TEAM MARCELO MEDEIROS) SSV stage winner: GERARD FARRES GUELL / DIEGO ORTEGA GIL (CAN-AM FACTORY SOUTH RACING) LWV stage winner: SETH QUINTERO / DENNIS ZENZ (RED BULL OFF-ROAD JUNIOR TEAM USA) Truck stage winner: ANTON SHIBALOV / DMITRII NIKITIN / IVAN TATARINOV (KAMAZ – MASTER )