In Classic Dakar Style, Special Stage One Showed Absolutely No Mercy
Dakar is not meant to be predictable. It’s meant to put you through the wringer and catch you off-guard. Even when the most promising performers, like 2020 Dakar Winner Ricky Brabec (#1, Monster Energy Honda 2021), take the stage or pole position in Brabec’s case, it only takes one new day for the favorites to switch places. And that’s par for the course. Yes, the wind was taken from his sails today when starting at first and ending at 24th, but Ricky has more than enough time to climb back up the motorbike pyramid with Toby Price (#3 Red Bull KTM Factory) atop the pinnacle...