The Dakar 2021 has just ended with a winning Honda team, thanks to Kevin Benavides, and above all with a legendary Franco Picco.
We then interviewed Oscar Polli, rally driver, former world champion and federal instructor of motocross and enduro to get his impressions of the recently finished race.
We have collected the impressions of the protagonists pilots, the comments of Oscar Polli and the News live from the competition ground by Lorenzo Piolini.
Thanks to ASO we were able to show you each article with the most beautiful images. We also included some clips in the interview with Oscar, recorded by the ASO operators on board the various helicopters or in the most suggestive locations.
Oscar Polli he underlined how much this Dakar has brought many fans to follow the most awaited event of each year for lovers of this discipline and of engines in general. A difficult race also due to the return to the past of the navigation system, which put even the most experienced pilots in difficulty. Injuries have been reduced by gravity, although unfortunately another victim is added to the long list of those killed in this race that has fascinated everyone since the early 80s.
Excellent performance of the Honda team and riders who have done a great team work, while KTM still holds the flag high, especially for the number of motorcycle, official and unofficial, entered in the race, thanks to the production of a factory replica "ready to race".
Last but not least, Franco Picco, which we have already talked about in the previous article, really amazed the whole world of racing and enthusiasts. At 65, with over 30 years of experience, he managed to complete one of the toughest editions ever. This year's very varied terrain and very complex navigation did not stop a champion who was able to manage himself and the bike for almost two weeks and without assistance. An example to follow for every athlete and amateur who wants to venture into the world of off-road motorcycling or international events.