Can-Am Off-Road continues to dominate world racing with fifth consecutive Dakar Rally victory – UNTV News

VALCOURT, QC, January 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Can-Am Off-Road brand at BRP (TSX: DOO) (NASDAQ: DOOO) continues to assert its global racing dominance early in the new year, this time taking the top spots in two different categories at the famous Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. These wins bolster the brand’s remarkable fifth consecutive Dakar Rally championship, considered the most grueling off-road race in the world.

Can-Am Factory South Racing driver Austin Jones and navigator Gustavo Gugelmin won the T4 class at the 2022 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. ©BRP 2022

Can-Am Factory Racer, austin jones (United States), with the navigator Gustavo Gugelmin (Brazil), finished with the best overall time in the T4 class, which are production-based side-by-side off-road vehicles. Gerard Farres (Spain) finished in second place, and Rokas Baciuska (Lithuania) came in third, completing the full podium sweep for Can-Am. In fact, the top 17 finishers in the T4 class were driving a Can-Am, and the first non-Can-Am vehicle to cross the finish line in 18th place was 9 hours and 30 minutes behind Jones and Gugelmin.

In the T3 class, which are prototype vehicles made by specialty manufacturers and the final leg before the automotive class, Can-Am racers finished in first and second place. Francisco Lopez and her navigator, Juan Pablo Latrach Vinagre (both Chile) came first, followed by Sebastien Eriksson (Sweden) and its browser, Wouter Rosegar (Netherlands).

“It’s amazing to win the Dakar Rally,” Jones said. “This event is truly the ultimate test of off-road racing. Anything can happen, and we pushed hard all the way against extremely tough competition. My navigator and my team did a great job, and the Can-Am was awesome with its performance and durability.

The 2022 Dakar Rally covered approximately 5,200 miles (8,400 km) through some of the Saudi Arabia most difficult and technical terrain. Drivers braved cliffs, canyons, dunes and rocky trails, putting their skills and vehicles to the ultimate challenge.

Can-Am racers were supported by South Racing Can-Am, which had more than 150 people in Saudi Arabia helping organize everything from mechanics to logistics and meals for more than 21 Can-Am Maverick X3 racers. Can-Am vehicles built by South Racing have a 100% finish record in the Dakar Rally and have won the side-by-side category every year since 2018.

“It takes a real team effort to accomplish what our Can-Am Off-Road team just did in the Dakar Rally,” said Sandy Scullion, Senior Vice President, Global Retail and Service – Motorsports at BRP. “We have the best of the best, from drivers to support staff to the incredible Can-Am Maverick X3 platform. We can’t wait to see what lies ahead for the rest of this racing year as we plan to build on our incredible momentum with championships around the world.

Now available at Can-Am dealerships worldwide, the 2022 Maverick X3 is built to perform. It’s a race-proven all-terrain vehicle that will take you further, whether you’re tackling your local trails, throwing sand in the dunes or gearing up for the next big race. For more technical details and product specifications, as well as information on the full MY22 line of Can-Am off-road vehicles, visit https://can-am.brp.com/off-road/.

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