South Africa’s Sarel Van Biljon won three stages, which is
astounding for a rookie. In the end, he finished 21th. He’ll be
There’s no official class for UTVs, so they are forced to run
against the multi-million-dollar car teams. William Alcaraz finished 40th overall on a Polaris RZR.
Paul Smith was the first Aussie to finish the rally on a quad.
He took his Honda 700 to seventh overall, winning Stage 11.
For 2013, Duncan again went to the rally for Daniel
Domaszewski, an expatriated Polish rider now living in
Argentina. The quad was a Honda 700XX.
American Leonard Duncan first went to the Dakar Rally in
2009 to help this rider: Poland’s Rafal Sonik. Duncan was critical to the team’s success, with Sonik finishing third that
year. Sonik repeated the feat in 2013.
The top 4x4 was again a Can-Am Renegade. Sebastian Palma
was fifth of all the quads and won Stage 7.