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Best of Dakar Rally 2020

Monster Energy Honda Team 2020'S Ricky Brabec celebrates after winning the bike race of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia January 17, 2020. Brabec is the first American to win the Dakar on two wheels since the gruelling endurance event started in 1979. Brabec had started four previous Dakars but this race was only his second finish.

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Monster Energy Honda Team 2020'S Ricky Brabec celebrates after winning the bike race of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia January 17, 2020. Brabec is the first American to win the Dakar on two wheels since the gruelling endurance event started in 1979....more

Monster Energy Honda Team 2020'S Ricky Brabec celebrates after winning the bike race of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia January 17, 2020. Brabec is the first American to win the Dakar on two wheels since the gruelling endurance event started in 1979. Brabec had started four previous Dakars but this race was only his second finish. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team's Carlos Sainz celebrates after winning the car category. The Spaniard, now a triple Dakar champion at the age of 57, has notched three victories with different car manufacturers: with Volkswagen in 2010, Peugeot in 2018 and Mini in 2020. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team's Carlos Sainz celebrates after winning the car category. The Spaniard, now a triple Dakar champion at the age of 57, has notched three victories with different car manufacturers: with Volkswagen in 2010, Peugeot in 2018 and...more

Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team's Carlos Sainz celebrates after winning the car category. The Spaniard, now a triple Dakar champion at the age of 57, has notched three victories with different car manufacturers: with Volkswagen in 2010, Peugeot in 2018 and Mini in 2020. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Bahrain Jcw X-Raid Team's Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz celebrate with the trophy after winning the car race. Sainz, whose son and namesake races in Formula One for McLaren, ended the final timed stage with a six minute and 21 seconds advantage over Qatar's defending champion Nasser Al Attiyah.

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Bahrain Jcw X-Raid Team's Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz celebrate with the trophy after winning the car race. Sainz, whose son and namesake races in Formula One for McLaren, ended the final timed stage with a six minute and 21 seconds advantage over...more

Bahrain Jcw X-Raid Team's Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz celebrate with the trophy after winning the car race. Sainz, whose son and namesake races in Formula One for McLaren, ended the final timed stage with a six minute and 21 seconds advantage over Qatar's defending champion Nasser Al Attiyah. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Casale Racing's Jose Ignacio Cornejo celebrates after winning the quad category for the third time. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Casale Racing's Jose Ignacio Cornejo celebrates after winning the quad category for the third time. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Casale Racing's Jose Ignacio Cornejo celebrates after winning the quad category for the third time. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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In the truck category, Russian Andrey Karginov took his second Dakar crown in a Kamaz one-two with compatriot and team mate Anton Shibalov. Maz-Sportauto's Siarhei Viazovich came in third place. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

In the truck category, Russian Andrey Karginov took his second Dakar crown in a Kamaz one-two with compatriot and team mate Anton Shibalov. Maz-Sportauto's Siarhei Viazovich came in third place. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

In the truck category, Russian Andrey Karginov took his second Dakar crown in a Kamaz one-two with compatriot and team mate Anton Shibalov. Maz-Sportauto's Siarhei Viazovich came in third place. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Monster Energy Can-Am's Casey Currie and Sean Berriman celebrate after winning the lightweight side-by-side (SSV) category, which was introduced in 2017. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Monster Energy Can-Am's Casey Currie and Sean Berriman celebrate after winning the lightweight side-by-side (SSV) category, which was introduced in 2017. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Monster Energy Can-Am's Casey Currie and Sean Berriman celebrate after winning the lightweight side-by-side (SSV) category, which was introduced in 2017. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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X-Raid Mini JCW Team's Orlando Terranova and Bernardo Graue during Stage 11.     REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

X-Raid Mini JCW Team's Orlando Terranova and Bernardo Graue during Stage 11. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

X-Raid Mini JCW Team's Orlando Terranova and Bernardo Graue during Stage 11. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Edwin Straver during Stage 11. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Edwin Straver during Stage 11. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Edwin Straver during Stage 11. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Keepower Motorsports MD's Pascal Thomasse and Christophe Crespo during Stage 10.     REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Keepower Motorsports MD's Pascal Thomasse and Christophe Crespo during Stage 10. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Keepower Motorsports MD's Pascal Thomasse and Christophe Crespo during Stage 10. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Edwin Straver during Stage 10. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Edwin Straver during Stage 10. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Edwin Straver during Stage 10. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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PH-Sport's Pierre Lachaume and Jean Michel Polato during Stage 11.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

PH-Sport's Pierre Lachaume and Jean Michel Polato during Stage 11. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

PH-Sport's Pierre Lachaume and Jean Michel Polato during Stage 11. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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A general view during Stage 9. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A general view during Stage 9. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A general view during Stage 9. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Red Bull KTM Factory Team's Matthias Walkner during stage 7. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Red Bull KTM Factory Team's Matthias Walkner during stage 7. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Red Bull KTM Factory Team's Matthias Walkner during stage 7. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team's Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz during stage 9. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team's Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz during stage 9. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team's Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz during stage 9. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Toyota Gazoo Racing's Giniel de Villiers and Alex Haro Bravo during stage 8. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Toyota Gazoo Racing's Giniel de Villiers and Alex Haro Bravo during stage 8. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Toyota Gazoo Racing's Giniel de Villiers and Alex Haro Bravo during stage 8. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Gas Gas Factory Team's Laia Sanz during stage 7. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Gas Gas Factory Team's Laia Sanz during stage 7. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Gas Gas Factory Team's Laia Sanz during stage 7. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team's Stephane Peterhansel and Paulo Fiuza during Stage 9. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team's Stephane Peterhansel and Paulo Fiuza during Stage 9. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team's Stephane Peterhansel and Paulo Fiuza during Stage 9. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team's Stephane Peterhansel and Paulo Fiuza during Stage 7. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team's Stephane Peterhansel and Paulo Fiuza during Stage 7. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team's Stephane Peterhansel and Paulo Fiuza during Stage 7. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Hero Motosports Team Rally's Paulo Goncalves is seen after a crash during stage 7. The 40-year-old Portuguese entrant, taking part in his 13th Dakar Rally since making his debut in 2006, died in the crash after 276 km of the stage. Frank Fife/Pool via REUTERS

Hero Motosports Team Rally's Paulo Goncalves is seen after a crash during stage 7. The 40-year-old Portuguese entrant, taking part in his 13th Dakar Rally since making his debut in 2006, died in the crash after 276 km of the stage. Frank Fife/Pool...more

Hero Motosports Team Rally's Paulo Goncalves is seen after a crash during stage 7. The 40-year-old Portuguese entrant, taking part in his 13th Dakar Rally since making his debut in 2006, died in the crash after 276 km of the stage. Frank Fife/Pool via REUTERS
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Kamaz-Master's Andrey Karginov, Andrey Mokeev and Igor Leonov during Stage 6. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Kamaz-Master's Andrey Karginov, Andrey Mokeev and Igor Leonov during Stage 6. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Kamaz-Master's Andrey Karginov, Andrey Mokeev and Igor Leonov during Stage 6. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Geely Auto Shell Lubricant Team's Wei Han and Min Liao as a helicopter flies overhead during Stage 5. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Geely Auto Shell Lubricant Team's Wei Han and Min Liao as a helicopter flies overhead during Stage 5. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Geely Auto Shell Lubricant Team's Wei Han and Min Liao as a helicopter flies overhead during Stage 5. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Keepower Motorsports MD's Pascal Thomasse and Christophe Crespo during stage 5. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Keepower Motorsports MD's Pascal Thomasse and Christophe Crespo during stage 5. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Keepower Motorsports MD's Pascal Thomasse and Christophe Crespo during stage 5. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Hero Motosports Team Rally's Paulo Goncalves during stage 5. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Hero Motosports Team Rally's Paulo Goncalves during stage 5. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Hero Motosports Team Rally's Paulo Goncalves during stage 5. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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SMX Racing's Romain Dutu is carried to a helicopter on a stretcher after crashing his quad as Team Can Am Martinez' Leonardo Martinez drives past during stage 6. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

SMX Racing's Romain Dutu is carried to a helicopter on a stretcher after crashing his quad as Team Can Am Martinez' Leonardo Martinez drives past during stage 6. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

SMX Racing's Romain Dutu is carried to a helicopter on a stretcher after crashing his quad as Team Can Am Martinez' Leonardo Martinez drives past during stage 6. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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A spectator looks on during Stage 4.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A spectator looks on during Stage 4. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A spectator looks on during Stage 4. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Fn Speed Team's Jaume Betriu during stage 4. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Fn Speed Team's Jaume Betriu during stage 4. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Fn Speed Team's Jaume Betriu during stage 4. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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A general view during stage 3. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A general view during stage 3. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A general view during stage 3. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Solarys Racing's Maurizio Gerini during stage 3. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Solarys Racing's Maurizio Gerini during stage 3. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Solarys Racing's Maurizio Gerini during stage 3. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Pablo Quintanilla in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Pablo Quintanilla in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Pablo Quintanilla in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Paco Gomez's Mauricio Javier Gomez rides past a camel herd during Stage 2. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Paco Gomez's Mauricio Javier Gomez rides past a camel herd during Stage 2. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Paco Gomez's Mauricio Javier Gomez rides past a camel herd during Stage 2. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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The car of team RD Limited driven by France's Romain Dumas and Alexandre Winocq is seen on fire during Stage 1. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The car of team RD Limited driven by France's Romain Dumas and Alexandre Winocq is seen on fire during Stage 1. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The car of team RD Limited driven by France's Romain Dumas and Alexandre Winocq is seen on fire during Stage 1. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Sonik Team ridden by Poland's Rafal Sonik in action during stage 1. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Sonik Team ridden by Poland's Rafal Sonik in action during stage 1. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Sonik Team ridden by Poland's Rafal Sonik in action during stage 1. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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X-Raid Mini JCW Team driven by Argentina's Orlando Terranova and Bernardo Graue in action during Stage 1. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

X-Raid Mini JCW Team driven by Argentina's Orlando Terranova and Bernardo Graue in action during Stage 1. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

X-Raid Mini JCW Team driven by Argentina's Orlando Terranova and Bernardo Graue in action during Stage 1. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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