RZR XPs Finish 1-2 in UTV Class at Dakar Rally

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
Polaris RZR XP Dakar Rally

After 14 days and 5,000 miles of racing, a pair of Xtreme+ Polaris RZR XPs finished at the top of the UTV class at the Dakar Rally.

Willy Alcarz finished 40th overall, winning both the T3 (UTV) at the SOLO Car classes, while Nicolas Duclos and Sébastien Delaunay teamed up to finish 56th overall and second in the T3 class. All told, 449 vehicles started the grueling Dakar Rally and 299 finished, including motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, cars, and trucks.

This was Alcarz’s second time winning the T3 class solo in his RZR XP, while Duclos and Delaunay earned the “Best Rookies 2013” title.

“The results are extraordinary and I am very pleased to have brought both teams to the end of the race, especially Nicolas who had never competed in a rally before,” says Marco Piana of Xtreme+. “Willy’s No.1 ranking is encouraging and Nicolas’ No. 2 ranking proves that the Polaris RZR XP, even then driven by non-professional competitors, is reliable and can make it to the end. It is an excellent stepping stone for those who want to participate in the Dakar on a reasonable budget.”

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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