by Kyra Sacdalan
It was around this time last year not just one but two good ol’ boys made history in Saudi Arabia. Monster Energy Honda racer Ricky Brabec and Casey Currie with Can-Am’s Factory team both took the ultimate prize at a most infamous Dakar Rally: 1st place on the podium. The only athletes from the USA ever to do so, though many have tried. Even legends like Johnny Campbell, Jimmy Lewis, Robby Gordon, Chris Blais and Jonah Street, among others, have fought for the trophy to no avail. However, the cherry on top of this pre-pandemic spectacle was Honda breaking KTM’s astonishing 18-year winning streak in the motorbike class, which might point to a profound evolution coming from the horizon.