Dakar Rally honors: list of winners by category

Dakar Rally honors: list of winners by category

 

Since the toughest rally in the world began to write his story in 1979, up to 37 riders (including cars and motorcycles) have been able to touch the sky between the dunes and the sand of a desert that, despite having varied its scenery, has never lost its essence. The Dakar has become one of the most attractive competitions in the motor world And as in every story, the mythical raid has a great protagonist who has been able to afford to take youe the nickname ‘Monsieur Dakar’… after fourteen crowns challenging the desert. Stephane peterhansel began his legend on a motorcycle in 1991 and has achieved his last triumph in 2021… on four wheels.

Although Genestier, in cars, and Neveu, in motorcycles, inaugurated the list of winners, the Frenchman shone to dominate a story in which the best Spanish is the name Marc Coma. The Catalan achieved five victories between 2006 and 2015 on two wheels (Benavides has taken the last one) and in cars, with his victory in 2020, Carlos Sainz was only two behind his compatriot. Both are equaled to three on a list to which from 1980, 2009 and 2017, the winners in trucks, quadricycles and SSV were also added respectively.

Victories in cars and motorcycles

Year Cars nationality Brand Motorcycles nationality Brand
1979 A. Genestier French Land Rover C. Nephew French Yamaha
1980 F. Kotulinsky German Volkswagen C. Nephew French Yamaha
1981 R. Doctor French Land Rover H. Auriol French BMW
1982 C. Marreau French Renault C. Nephew French Honda
1983 J. Ickx Belgian Mercedes H. Auriol French BMW
1984 R. Doctor French Porsche G. Rahier Belgian BMW
1985 P. Zaniroli French Mitsubishi G. Rahier Belgian BMW
1986 R. Doctor French Porsche C. Nephew French Honda
1987 A. Vatanen Finnish Peugeot C. Nephew French Honda
1988 J. Kankkunen Finnish Peugeot E. Orioli Italiano Honda
1989 A. Vatanen Finnish Peugeot Mr. Lalay French Honda
1990 A. Vatanen Finnish Peugeot E. Orioli Italiano Cagiva
1991 A. Vatanen Finnish Citroen S. Peterhansel French Yamaha
1992 H. Auriol French Mitsubishi S. Petergansel French Yamaha
1993 B. Saby French Mitsubishi S. Peterhansel French Yamaha
1994 P. Lartigue French Citroen E. Orioli Italiano Cagiva
1995 P. Lartigue French Citroen S. Peterhansel French Yamaha
1996 P. Lartigue French Citroen E. Orioli Italiano Yamaha
1997 K. Shinozuka Japanese Mitsubishi S. Peterhansel French Yamaha
1998 J. Fontenay French Mitsubishi S. Peterhansel French Yamaha
1999 J. Schlesser French Schlesser R. Sainct French BMW
2000 J. Schlesser French Schlesser R. Sainct French BMW
2001 J. Kleinschmidt German Mitsubishi F. Meoni Italiano KTM
2002 H. Masuoka Japanese Mitsubishi F. Meoni Italiano KTM
2003 H. Masuoka Japanese Mitsubishi R. Sainct French KTM
2004 S. Peterhansel French Mitsubishi N. Roma Español KTM
2005 S. Peterhansel French Mitsubishi C. After French KTM
2006 L. Alphand French Mitsubishi M. Coma Español KTM
2007 S. Peterhansel French Mitsubishi C. After French KTM
2009 G. De Villiers South African Volkswagen M. Coma Español KTM
2010 C. Sainz Español Volkswagen C. After French KTM
2011 N. Al Attiyah Qatari Volkswagen M. Coma Español KTM
2012 S. Peterhansel French Mini C. After French KTM
2013 S. Peterhansel French Mini C. After French KTM
2014 N. Roma Español Mini M. Coma Español KTM
2015 N. Al Attiyah Qatari Mini M. Coma Español KTM
2016 S. Peterhansel French Peugeot T. Price Australian KTM
2017 S. Peterhansel French Peugeot S. Sunderland British KTM
2018 C. Sainz Español Peugeot M. Walkner Austrian KTM
2019 N. Al Attiyah Qatari Toyota T. Price Australian KTM
2020 C. Sainz Español Mini R. Brabec American Honda
2021 S. Peterhansel French Mini K. Benavides Argentinian Honda

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