The Polaris Factory Xtreme+ team have returned from Saudi Arabia, where they competed in the iconic Dakar Rally earlier this month.

This year saw the start of a new chapter for the Dakar Rally, with the event taking place for the first time in Saudi Arabia. introducing vast, unexplored landscapes and challenging territories that added a new level of difficulty to arguably the world’s toughest rally.

The Polaris Factory Xtreme+ team, #424 Eric Abel and Christian Manez, #406 José Luis Peña Campo and Rafael Tornabell Cordoba, and #418 Graham Knight and David Watson, battled across 7,500 kilometres of huge desert dunes, misleading stony tracks and technical rocky canyons.

The Polaris Factory Xtreme+ team Dakar 2020

“Saudi Arabia is an incredible place, completely different from the other Dakar routes from previous years,” said Marco Piana, Xtreme+ Team Manager. “The amount of effort put in by our teams was unbelievable – for two of our teams to finish the event is an amazing achievement and a real testament to their great navigational and driving skills. We faced a lot of frustrating challenges along the way, but we’re happy we completed the Dakar once again. On to the next one!”

The Polaris Factory Xtreme+ team Dakar 2020

Proud finishers, Abel/Manez and Peña Campo/Tornabell, finally reached the finishing podium of the Dakar Rally in Qiddiyah on Friday 17th January.

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