Though he retained a comfortable lead still, Brabec did not ease up on the final day as he fought for the stage victory against teammate Jose Ignacio Cornejo.

The 2020 Dakar Rally was the 42nd edition of the event and the first edition held in Saudi Arabia. 13/01 at 08:45. Follow the 2020 Dakar Racing - Saudi Arabia. The 2020 edition was held in Saudi Arabia.

Franco Caimi was the top Yamaha in eighth, followed by Husqvarna duo Skyler Howes and Andrew Short, the pair making it three American riders in the top 10. Le parcours du Dakar 2021 Toute l'actualité du Dakar Actualités - 17/11 17:30 [GMT +3] Husqvarna rider Quintanilla secured his best Dakar result yet in second as he took a fourth top-four result in six years. Toby Price was KTM's top representative in third, the Australian maintaining his superb record of being a top-three rider every year he finished the event. The event started in Jeddah on 5 January and finished in Al-Qiddiya 17 January after 12 stages of competition. 14/01 at 09:14.
Watch Shaun Murphy's inch-perfect safety, Murphy on his epic first round win and why he's fed up with the pandemic. Al-Attiyah, Peterhansel concede defeat to Sainz, Casale seals dominant third Dakar quad title, Wolff: F1 should not repeat same mistakes with new engine rules, Aleix Espargaro: Zarco ‘doesn’t seem to care’ about rider safety, Saudi Arabia dismisses F1 "sportswashing" criticism, Bautista: Kawasaki treating WSBK like it's MotoGP, Chadwick to race in Extreme E with Veloce Racing, Razgatlioglu says 2021 Yamaha will be "very strong", Sainz: Few F1 drivers would beat Hamilton at Mercedes, DS Techeetah to start 2020/21 Formula E season with old package, Dakar releases details of 2021 Saudi Arabia route, Loeb "confident" for Dakar after first desert testing, Dakar 2021 participation set to be the lowest in 25 years, Loeb, Roma complete first BRX test ahead of Dakar, Sainz, Peterhansel stay at X-raid Mini for Dakar 2021, WATCH: Stephane Peterhansel wins the 1991 Paris-Dakar Rally. The one exception was the penultimate day when Pablo Quintanilla was able to close the gap from 25 to 13 minutes ahead of the shortened last stage. Carlos Sainz won his third Dakar Rally as he finished fifth in the 12th and final stage of the 2020 edition in Saudi Arabia on Friday.

He ultimately lost out to his fellow Honda rider and settled for second on the day by 53 seconds, which was enough to clinch the title by 16m26s.

Most events since the inception in 1978 were staged from Paris, France, to Dakar, Senegal, but due to security threats in Mauritania, which led to the cancellation of the 2008 rally, events from 2009 to 2019 were held in South America. Brabec, who is in his fifth Dakar and had been leading when he retired with an engine failure last year, has taken the overall lead with a win in Stage 3 and never surrendered it, placing in the top five in all but one of the remaining stages. I consent that the Eurosport family of companies may provide me with news and marketing information about their products and services. Watch your favourite sports live and on demand, Stream to your devices at home or on the go, Grand Slam tennis, Grand Tour cycling, snooker, motorsports and more, Sainz seals memorable victory in Dakar rally, American makes motorbike history at Dakar rally, Chasing cars have Sainz in their sights ahead of final Dakar stage, Trucks succumb to sand trap as Dakar dunes prove a daunting task in penultimate stage, Brabec holds big bikes lead ahead of final Dakar stage despite dropping time in the dunes, Cars: Fernando Alonso flips on dunes, forces windscreen removal, Bikes: Brabec extends lead as navigation woes hit rivals, Fernando Alonso rolls car in spectacular dune crash at Dakar, Dakar 2020: Sainz and Cruz lead car race after Stage 9, Dakar 2020: Quintanilla takes Stage 9 while Brabec retains overall lead, Dakar 2020: Sainz retains lead as Serradori beats Alonso to Stage 8 win, Dakar 2020: Andrey Karginov takes fourth stage win, extends overall lead, Dunes take their toll as Sainz's Dakar rivals continue to drop away, Hang-time for the Dakar big boys as trucks crank it up in high-speed dune stage, Will this be the shot of the tournament?