How many Argentines have won the Dakar, in which categories and when was the last victory?

A new edition of the Dakar Rally is preparing to take place soon. From December 31 of this year and until January 15, 2023, one of the most popular motorsport races will take place again in Saudi Arabia. It will be the fourth consecutive year that this has happened, with the organization Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) responsible for the Dakar going to present its forty-fifth edition.

Over the years, Argentina has had a presence in this competition in its different vehicles, with different successes in each of them. In motorcycles and quads, the triumphs of the Argentines have been present (with the closest in time happening in 2021), while in cars the best position obtained was in 2022 with a fourth place for Orlando Newfoundland.

31 will be the number of Argentines who participate in this tough competition in Saudi Arabia, with the occasional repeater.

Argentine victories in the Dakar

Kevin Benavides and Manuel Andújar champions were consecrated with their vehicles in the Dakar 2021. The first, in the modality of motorcycles and the second in that of quads. A great achievement for both of them and for Argentine sport, leaving behind other members of the race who had managed to become champions in other editions.

Marcos Patronelli, in the quad modality, has been the most successful Argentine in the Dakar. earning in 2010, 2013 and 2016the three added titles always came with the Yamaha Raptor 700. After him, his brother Alejandro Patronelli also with quads he managed to win it twice. In fact, aboard a Yamaha Raptor 700 it was the successor in 2012 and 2013.

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Also in quads got Nicolás Cavigliasso his victory in the Dakar 2019. With a Yamaha Raptor 700 he conquered this competition in Peru, winning nine of 10 stages and completing a podium that was completely Argentine along with Jeremías González Ferioli and Gustavo Gallego.

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