Dakar Rally

The Paris – Dakar route for the 1981 edition.
Thierry Sabine, founder of the Dakar Rally, pictured in 1986.
1981 Dakar competitor Rolls-Royce Corniche.
Countries the rally has been through from 1979 to 2007 (orange countries were only travelled through in the 1992 race to Cape Town). Participants used maritime transport to get from the Republic of the Congo to Angola.
Countries through which the Dakar Rally has been from 2009 to 2018 since it was moved from the previous Paris-Dakar route due to security concerns. Cities included are major start/end points.
Tracks through the Sahara desert in Mauritania.
Cars on display in 1993 in Paris.
A support truck during the 2004 Dakar.
2011 Dakar Rally personal main prize (trucks T4).

The Dakar Rally or simply « The Dakar« , formerly known as the « Paris–Dakar Rally« , is an annual rally raid organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation. Most events since the inception in 1978 were staged from Paris, France, to Dakar, Senegal; 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.[1][2][3] Since 2020, the rally has been held in Saudi Arabia. The event is open to amateur and professional entries, professionals typically making up about eighty percent of the participants.

The rally is an off-road endurance event. The terrain that the competitors traverse is much tougher than that used in conventional rallying, and the vehicles used are typically true off-road vehicles and motorcycles, rather than modified on-road vehicles. Most of the competitive special sections are off-road, crossing dunes, mud, camel grass, rocks, and erg among others. The distances of each stage covered vary from short distances up to 800–900 kilometres (500–560 mi) per day. « Amateurs » typically struggle with the event. The rough terrain and lack of skill usually results in accidents and serious injuries.

History

Crossing the Sahara

The race originated in December 1977, a year after Thierry Sabine got lost in the Ténéré desert whilst competing in the 1975 « Cote-Cote » Abidjan-Nice rally[4] and decided that the desert would be a good location for a regular rally, on the lines of the 1974 London–Sahara–Munich World Cup Rally, the first automobile race to cross the Sahara Desert.[5][6]

In 1971, ex-Cream drummer Ginger Baker used the unproven Range Rover to drive from Algeria to Lagos, Nigeria to set up a recording studio and jam with Fela Kuti. Predating the Paris-Dakar Rally the subsequent documentary is replete with such terrain, and documents the vehicle’s endurance.[7]

Early growth

182 vehicles took the start of the inaugural rally in Paris, with 74 surviving the 10,000-kilometre (6,200 mi) trip to the Senegalese capital of Dakar. Cyril Neveu was the event’s first winner, riding a Yamaha motorcycle. The event rapidly grew in popularity, with 216 vehicles taking the start in 1980 and 291 in 1981.[8] The privateer spirit of early racers tackling the event with limited resources encouraged such entrants as Thierry de Montcorgé in a Rolls-Royce and Formula 1 driver Jacky Ickx with actor Claude Brasseur in a Citroën CX, in the 1981 race won by two-time winner Hubert Auriol.[5]

In 1982, there were 382 racers, more than double the number that took the start in 1979. Neveu won the event for a third time, this time riding a Honda motorcycle, while victory in the car class went to the Marreau brothers, driving a privately entered Renault 20. Auriol captured his second bikes class victory in 1983, the first year that Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi competed in the rally, beginning an association that would last until 2009.

At the behest of 1983 car class winner Jacky Ickx, Porsche entered the Dakar in 1984, with the total number of entries now at 427.[8] The German marque won the event at their first attempt courtesy of René Metge, who had previously won in the car category in 1981, whilst Ickx finished sixth. Gaston Rahier meanwhile continued BMW’s success in the motorcycle category with back-to-back wins in 1984 and 1985, the year of Mitsubishi’s first victory of 12 in the car category, Patrick Zaniroli taking the spoils. The 1986 event, won by Metge and Neveu, was marred by the death of event founder Sabine in a helicopter crash, his father Gilbert taking over organisation of the rally.

Peugeot and Citroën domination

The 1987 rally marked the start of an era of increased official factory participation in the car category, as French manufacturer Peugeot arrived and won the event with former World Rally champion Ari Vatanen. The 1987 event was also notable for a ferocious head-to-head duel between Neveu and Auriol in the motorcycle category, the former taking his fifth victory after Auriol was forced to drop out of the rally after breaking both ankles in a fall.[8] The 1988 event reached its zenith in terms of entry numbers, with 603 starters. Vatanen’s title defence was derailed when his Peugeot was stolen from the service area at Bamako. Though it was later found, Vatanen was subsequently disqualified from the event, victory instead going to compatriot and teammate Juha Kankkunen.[8]

Peugeot and Vatanen returned to winning ways in 1989 and 1990, the latter marking Peugeot’s final year of rally competition before switching to the World Sportscar Championship. Sister brand Citroën took Peugeot’s place, Vatanen taking a third consecutive victory in 1991. The 1991 event also saw Stéphane Peterhansel take his first title in the motorcycle category with Yamaha, marking the beginning of an era of domination by the Frenchman.

For the 1992 event, the finish line moved to Cape Town, South Africa in a bid to combat a declining number of competitors, where GPS technology was used for the first time.[8] Auriol became the first person to win in multiple classes after taking Mitsubishi’s second victory in the car class, while Peterhansel successfully defended his motorcycle category title. The 1993 rally entry list slumped to 153 competitors, around half of the preceding year’s figure and around a quarter of that of 1988. The event was the last to be organised by Gilbert Sabine and the Amaury Sport Organisation took over the following year. With the finish line now back in its traditional location of Dakar, Bruno Saby won a third title for Mitsubishi and Peterhansel took a third straight success in the motorcycle category.

The 1994 event returned to Paris after reaching Dakar, resulting in a particularly grueling event. Pierre Lartigue took Citroën’s second win in acrimonious circumstances, as Mitsubishi’s leading drivers were forced to withdraw from exhaustion after traversing some particularly demanding sand dunes in the Mauritanian desert that the Citroën crews had opted to skip.[9] Peterhansel’s did not compete due to a disagreement between Yamaha and the race organizers over the regulations. Edi Orioli claimed a third title in the bikes category.[8] The 1995 and 1996 events begin in the Spanish city of Granada, with Lartigue racking up wins for Citroën in both years. Peterhansel returned to take a fourth bikes category win in 1995, but lost to Orioli in 1996 because of refuelling problems.[8]

Mitsubishi in the ascendancy

The 1997 rally ran exclusively in Africa for the first time, with the route running from Dakar to Agadez, Niger and back to Dakar. Citroën’s withdrawal due to a rule change paved the way for Mitsubishi to take a fourth victory. Japan’s Kenjiro Shinozuka became the first non-European to win the event. Peterhansel equalled Neveu’s record of five motorcycle category wins in 1997, before going one better in 1998, when the event returned to its traditional Paris-Dakar route. 1998, Dakar veteran Jean-Pierre Fontenay posted another win for Mitsubishi in the car class.

1999 started in Granada and a maiden success for erstwhile Formula One and sports car driver Jean-Louis Schlesser, who had been constructing his own buggies since 1992. With the help of Renault backing, Schlesser overcame the works Mitsubishi and Nissan crews to win, whilst Peterhansel’s decision to switch to the car category allowed Richard Sainct to take BMW’s first title in the bikes category since 1985. Schlesser and Sainct both successfully defended their titles in 2000, traversing the route from Dakar to the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

2001 was the final time that the rally used the familiar Paris-Dakar route, and was notable for Mitsubishi’s Jutta Kleinschmidt, as she was the first woman to win the rally – albeit only after Schlesser was penalised one hour for unsportsmanlike conduct.[10] Fabrizio Meoni took the first Dakar win for Austrian manufacturer KTM, beginning a winning streak that lasted through 2019. The 2002 began in the French town of Arras and long-time Dakar participant Hiroshi Masuoka won the event for Mitsubishi (Masouka had led for much of the previous year’s rally.) The 2003 rally featured an unorthodox route from Marseille to Sharm El Sheikh. Masuoka defend his title after teammate and long-time leader Peterhansel was plagued by mechanical problems in the penultimate stage.[11] Sainct meanwhile took honours in the motorcycle category, the third title for both him and KTM.

Mid-2000s

By 2004, the entry list had increased to 595, up from 358 in 2001, with a record 688 competitors starting in 2005.[8] Alongside Mitsubishi and Nissan, Volkswagen now boasted a full factory effort, while Schlesser’s Ford-powered buggies and BMWs of the German X-raid team proved thorns in the side of the big budget works teams. The 2004 route was from Clermont-Ferrand to Dakar, and was the year Peterhansel emulated Hubert Auriol’s feat of winning the rally on both two wheels and four. The Frenchman defended his title in 2005, when the rally began for the first time in Barcelona. In the bikes category, KTM continued their success with Nani Roma in 2004, who switched to the car category the following year, and Cyril Despres in 2005.

The 2006 event moved to Lisbon. Nissan pulled out having failed to provide effective opposition to Mitsubishi, who took a sixth consecutive victory, this time with former skiing champion Luc Alphand after Peterhansel committed a series of errors late in the rally.[12] Peterhansel made amends in 2007, however, taking his third title in the car category for Mitsubishi after a close contest with Alphand after the increasingly competitive Volkswagens retired with mechanical problems. In what would be the final African event of the Dakar, Despres took his second title in the bikes category, having conceded victory in 2006 to Marc Coma after suffering an injury.

2008 Dakar Rally cancelled

The 2008 event, due to start in Lisbon, was cancelled on 4 January 2008 amid fears of attacks in Mauritania following the 2007 killing of four French tourists.[13] Chile and Argentina offered to host subsequent events,[14][15] which were later accepted by the ASO for the 2009 event.[16]

The ASO also decided to establish the Dakar Series competition, whose first event was the 2008 Central Europe Rally, held in Hungary and Romania, which acted as a replacement for the cancelled 2008 edition of the Dakar.[13]

South America

The 2009 event, the first held in South America with a respectable 501 competitors, saw Volkswagen take its first win in the Dakar as a works entrant courtesy of Giniel de Villiers. Initially, Teammate and former WRC champion Carlos Sainz led the race comfortably until crashing out,[17] but went on to win the event in 2010. After a poor showing in 2009, Mitsubishi withdrew from the competition and left Volkswagen as the sole works entrant. The German marque won the race for a third time in 2011, this time with Nasser Al-Attiyah, before they withdrew to focus on their upcoming WRC entry and leaving the Dakar with no factory participants in the car class. In the bikes, Despres and Coma stretched KTM’s incredible unbroken run of success. Both tied on three victories apiece after Coma’s third win in 2011.

2018 rally in Peru

In the 2012 rally, the X-raid team came to the fore, now using Minis in lieu of BMWs. Peterhansel had joined the team in 2010 after Mitsubishi’s departure, but had been unable to challenge the Volkswagen drivers. Following Volkswagen’s withdrawal, Peterhansel was able to secure his fourth win in the car category and his tenth in total, his main opposition coming from within his own team. Peterhansel successfully defended his title in 2013 as the Damen Jefferies buggies of Sainz and Al-Attiyah failed to last the distance. Despres also racked up a further two wins for KTM in the bikes class in 2012 and 2013, bringing his tally to five, aided by Coma’s absence due to injury in the latter year. Coma struck back on his return to the Dakar in 2014, taking a comfortable fourth title and a 13th in succession for KTM, whilst Nani Roma emulated Auriol and Peterhansel by taking his maiden title in the cars class a decade on from his victory on two wheels – albeit only after team orders by X-raid slowed down Peterhansel.[18]

Peugeot returned for the 2015 event with an all-new, diesel-powered, two-wheel drive contender, but failed to make an impact as X-raid’s Minis once more dominated. Al-Attiyah won the event in his second year for the team, while Coma racked up a fifth title in the bikes after the defection of long-time rival Despres to the car class and Peugeot. Peugeot did however see success in 2016 with Peterhansel behind the wheel, racking up his 6th win in the car category, and again in 2017 and 2018 until Peugeot decide to officially leave the competition. In 2019 Toyota won for the first time with Nasser Al-Attiyah (in his third victory with three different manufacturers). The bike category saw the KTM works team rider, Australian Toby Price, take his first Dakar victory, winning his second title in 2019. Sam Sunderland and Matthias Walkner won the 2017 and 2018 edition also for the team from Mattighofen (18 overall victories as in 2019).

Saudi Arabia

The rally has been held in Saudi Arabia since 2020. Since 2022, the rally has been the season-opening round of the World Rally-Raid Championship jointly sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile and Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme.[19] The 2023 event ran from 31 December 2022 to 15 January 2023.[20]

Vehicles and classes

The five competitive groups in the Dakar are the motorcycles, quads, the cars class (which ranges from buggies to small SUVs), UTVs, and the trucks class. Many vehicle manufacturers use the rally’s harsh environment as both a testing ground and an opportunity to show off their vehicles’ durability even though most vehicles are heavily modified from their production specification or purpose-built.

Motorbikes

Rally Dakar 2016

For the 2005 rally regulations introduced a limit of 450cc for twin cylinder motorbikes. Single cylinder motorbikes were still open class with no capacity limit.[21]

As of 2011, the engine displacement limit for all motorbikes competing in the Dakar Rally is 450cc. Engines may be either single or twin cylinder. Riders are divided into two groups, « Elite » (Group 1) and Non-Elite (Group 2), with the latter subdivided into two further groups – the « Super Production » (Group 2.1) and « Marathon » (Group 2.2) classes. « Marathon » competitors are not permitted to change such key components as the engine (including the engine case, cylinders and cylinder heads), the frame, the forks or swinging arm, whereas those in the « Super Production » and « Elite » classes may replace these components.[22]

A subcategory is the « Original by Motul » category (formerly named « Malle Moto » due to the only piece of luggage competitors were allowed to take with them was a « malle », a French term for box or trunk.), which refers to motorbikes and quads competing without any kind assistance. The organization provides assistance for this category with 4 people dedicated to the transportation of the competitors « malle » or boxes between bivouac sites plus any additional equipment or belongings. This includes: 1 trunk, 1 set of wheels, 1 sleeping tent, 1 travel bag, 1 set of tyres, free use of the generators, compressors and tool-boxes, and easy access to race information.[23] Since these competitors are not allowed to receive any outside support, each rider must service their own vehicle. It is often called the category for the toughest of the tough, and one for the Dakar purists.[24]

KTM has dominated the motorcycle class in recent years, although Honda, Yamaha, Sherco, Husqvarna, and Gas Gas also compete currently. BMW and Cagiva have also enjoyed success in the past.

Quads

Prior to 2009, Quads were a subdivision of the motorbike category, but they were granted their own separate classification in 2009 and are designated Group 3 in the current regulations. They are divided into two subgroups – Group 3.1, which features two-wheel drive quads with a single cylinder engine with a maximum displacement of 750cc, and Group 3.2, which permits four-wheel drive quads with a maximum engine displacement of 900cc, in either single or twin cylinder layout.[22]

Yamaha are unbeaten in the Quad category since 2009, with their main current opposition coming courtesy of Honda and Can-Am.

Cars

The car class is made up of vehicles weighing less than 3,500 kg (7,716 lb), which are subdivided into several categories. The T1 Group is made up of « Improved Cross-Country Vehicles », subdivided according to engine type (petrol or diesel) and drive type (two-wheel or four-wheel drive). The T2 Group is made up of « Cross-Country Series Production Vehicles », which are subdivided into petrol and diesel categories, while the T3 Group is for « Light Vehicles ». There is also an « Open » category catering for vehicles conforming to SCORE regulations.[25]

Mini have been the most successful marque in the car category in recent years, thanks to the efforts of the non-factory X-raid team, with limited involvement currently coming from Toyota, Ford and Haval. Several constructors also produce bespoke buggies for the event, most notably SMG and Damen Jefferies.

Mitsubishi is historically the most successful manufacturer in the car class, with Volkswagen, Citroën, Peugeot and Porsche having all tasted success in the past with factory teams. Jean-Louis Schlesser has also won the event twice with his Renault-supported buggies. Factory teams from Nissan and SEAT have also won stages, as has BMW, courtesy of the X-raid team.

Trucks

Vladimir Chagin, « The Tsar of Dakar », is the most successful truck driver

The Truck class (Group T4), first run as a separate category in 1980, is made up of vehicles weighing more than 3,500 kg (7,716 lb). Trucks participating in the competition are subdivided into « Series Production » trucks (T4.1) and « Modified » trucks (T4.2), whilst Group T4.3 (formerly known as T5) trucks are rally support trucks – meaning they travel from bivouac to bivouac to support the competition vehicles.[25] These were introduced to the rally in 1998. The truck event was not run in 1989 after it was decided the vehicles, by this stage with twin engines generating in excess of 1000 horsepower, were too dangerous following the death of a DAF crew member in an accident during the 1988 rally.[8]

Kamaz has dominated the truck category since the turn of the century, although it has come under increasing pressure from rivals such as Iveco, MAN, Renault, and Tatra, which enjoyed much success in the 1990s. Hino, DAF, Perlini, and Mercedes-Benz have also been among the winners in the past. In the 21st century Kamaz almost always won the truck class, winning fourteen out of eighteen times.

UTVs

The utility task vehicle (UTV) category was introduced in 2017. Before this, UTVs ran under the car category as the T3 class. The class rapidly gained in popularity, and in 2021 the class was further subdivided into separate T3 light prototypes category, and T4 SSVs, which are based on production vehicles.[26]

Classics

A new Dakar Classic class was introduced in 2021 for cars and trucks manufactured before 2000, or new vehicles built to original pre-2000 specification. These vehicles share the same bivouac and the organization but run in a parallel, yet different route, suitable for historic vehicles. The scoreboard is not based on fastest time, but rather on regularity rally point scoring system. The class feature a reduced entry fee, yet the same rules and fees apply for the assistance.[27]

List of winners

Cars, bikes and trucks

Year Route Cars Bikes Trucks
Driver Co-driver Make & model Rider Make & model Driver Co-driver Technician Make & model
2023 near YanbuDammam Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah France Mathieu Baumel Toyota GR DKR Hilux Argentina Kevin Benavides KTM 450 Rally Factory Replica Netherlands Janus van Kasteren Poland Darek Rodewald Netherlands Marcel Snijders Iveco PowerStar
2022 ḤaʼilJeddah Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah France Mathieu Baumel Toyota GR DKR Hilux United Kingdom Sam Sunderland Gas Gas 450 Rally Russia Dmitry Sotnikov Russia Ruslan Amkhmadeev Russia Ilgiz Akhmetzianov Kamaz K5 435091
2021 JeddahḤaʼil France Stéphane Peterhansel France Édouard Boulanger Mini John Cooper Works Buggy Argentina Kevin Benavides Honda CRF 450 Rally Russia Dmitry Sotnikov Russia Ruslan Amkhmadeev Russia Ilgiz Akhmetzianov Kamaz 43509
2020 JeddahRiyadhQiddiya Spain Carlos Sainz Spain Lucas Cruz Mini John Cooper Works Buggy United States Ricky Brabec Honda CRF 450 Rally Russia Andrey Karginov Russia Andrey Mokeev Russia Igor Leonov Kamaz 43509
2019 Lima–Lima Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah France Mathieu Baumel Toyota Hilux Dakar Australia Toby Price KTM 450 Rally Russia Eduard Nikolaev Russia Evgeny Yakovlev Russia Vladimir Rybakov Kamaz 43509
2018 LimaLa PazCórdoba Spain Carlos Sainz Spain Lucas Cruz Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi Austria Matthias Walkner KTM 450 Rally Russia Eduard Nikolaev Russia Evgeny Yakovlev Russia Vladimir Rybakov Kamaz 4326-9 [ru]
2017 AsunciónLa PazBuenos Aires France Stéphane Peterhansel France Jean-Paul Cottret Peugeot 3008 DKR United Kingdom Sam Sunderland KTM 450 Rally Russia Eduard Nikolaev Russia Evgeny Yakovlev Russia Vladimir Rybakov Kamaz 4326-9 [ru]
2016 Buenos AiresSaltaRosario France Stéphane Peterhansel France Jean-Paul Cottret Peugeot 2008 DKR Australia Toby Price KTM 450 Rally Netherlands Gerard de Rooy Spain Moi Torrallardona Poland Darek Rodewald Iveco PowerStar
2015 Buenos AiresIquique-Buenos Aires Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah France Mathieu Baumel Mini All 4 Racing Spain Marc Coma KTM 450 Rally Russia Ayrat Mardeev Russia Aydar Belyaev Russia Dmitriy Svistunov Kamaz 4326-9 [ru]
2014 RosarioSaltaValparaíso Spain Nani Roma France Michel Périn Mini All 4 Racing Spain Marc Coma KTM 450 Rally Russia Andrey Karginov Russia Andrey Mokeev Russia Igor Devyatkin Kamaz 4326-9 [ru]
2013 LimaTucumánSantiago France Stéphane Peterhansel France Jean-Paul Cottret Mini All 4 Racing France Cyril Despres KTM 450 Rally Russia Eduard Nikolaev Russia Sergey Savostin Russia Vladimir Rybakov Kamaz 4326-9 [ru]
2012 Mar del PlataAricaLima France Stéphane Peterhansel France Jean-Paul Cottret Mini All 4 Racing France Cyril Despres KTM 450 Rally Netherlands Gerard de Rooy Belgium Tom Colsoul [fr] Poland Darek Rodewald Iveco PowerStar
2011 Buenos Aires–Arica–Buenos Aires Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Germany Timo Gottschalk Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 Spain Marc Coma KTM 450 Rally Russia Vladimir Chagin Russia Sergey Savostin Russia Ildar Shaysultanov Kamaz 4326-9 [ru]
2010 Buenos AiresAntofagasta–Buenos Aires Spain Carlos Sainz Spain Lucas Cruz Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 France Cyril Despres KTM 690 Rally Russia Vladimir Chagin Russia Sergey Savostin Russia Eduard Nikolaev Kamaz 4326-9 [ru]
2009 Buenos AiresValparaiso–Buenos Aires South Africa Giniel de Villiers Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 690 Rally Russia Firdaus Kabirov Russia Aydar Belyaev Russia Andrey Mokeev Kamaz 4326-9 [ru]
2008 Cancelled
2007 LisbonDakar France Stéphane Peterhansel France Jean-Paul Cottret Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Cyril Despres KTM 690 Rally Netherlands Hans Stacey Belgium Charly Gotlib Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen MAN TGA
2006 Lisbon–Dakar France Luc Alphand France Gilles Picard [fr] Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Spain Marc Coma KTM LC4 660R Russia Vladimir Chagin Russia Semen Yakubov Russia Sergey Savostin Kamaz 4911 [ru]
2005 Barcelona–Dakar France Stéphane Peterhansel France Jean-Paul Cottret Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Cyril Despres KTM LC4 660R Russia Firdaus Kabirov Russia Aydar Belyaev Russia Andrey Mokeev Kamaz 4911 [ru]
2004 Clermont-FerrandDakar France Stéphane Peterhansel France Jean-Paul Cottret Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Spain Nani Roma KTM LC4 660R Russia Vladimir Chagin Russia Semen Yakubov Russia Sergey Savostin Kamaz 4911 [ru]
2003 MarseilleSharm el Sheikh Japan Hiroshi Masuoka Germany Andreas Schulz Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Richard Sainct KTM LC4 660R Russia Vladimir Chagin Russia Semen Yakubov Russia Sergey Savostin Kamaz 4911 [ru]
2002 ArrasMadrid–Dakar Japan Hiroshi Masuoka France Pascal Maimon Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM LC8 950R Russia Vladimir Chagin Russia Semen Yakubov Russia Sergey Savostin Kamaz 49256 [ru]
2001 Paris–Dakar Germany Jutta Kleinschmidt Germany Andreas Schulz Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM LC4 660R Czech Republic Karel Loprais Czech Republic Josef Kalina Czech Republic Petr Hamerla Tatra 815
2000 Dakar–Cairo France Jean-Louis Schlesser Andorra Henri Magne [fr] Buggy Schlesser France Richard Sainct BMW F650RR Russia Vladimir Chagin Russia Semen Yakubov Russia Sergey Savostin Kamaz 49252 [ru]
1999 Granada–Dakar France Jean-Louis Schlesser France Philippe Monnet Buggy Schlesser France Richard Sainct BMW F650RR Czech Republic Karel Loprais Czech Republic Radomir Stachura Czech Republic Josef Kalina Tatra 815
1998 Paris–Granada–Dakar France Jean-Pierre Fontenay [fr] France Gilles Picard [fr] Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Stéphane Peterhansel Yamaha YZE 850T Czech Republic Karel Loprais Czech Republic Radomir Stachura Czech Republic Jan Cermak Tatra 815
1997 Dakar–Agades–Dakar Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka Andorra Henri Magne [fr] Mitsubishi Pajero Type 2 France Stéphane Peterhansel Yamaha YZE 850T Austria Peter Reif [fr] Austria Johann Deinhofer Hino Ranger
1996 Granada–Dakar France Pierre Lartigue France Michel Périn Citroën ZX Italy Edi Orioli Yamaha YZE 850T Russia Viktor Moskovskikh [fr] Russia Anatoli Kouzmine Russia Nail Bagavetdinov Kamaz 49252 [ru]
1995 Granada–Dakar France Pierre Lartigue France Michel Périn Citroën ZX France Stéphane Peterhansel Yamaha YZE 850T Czech Republic Karel Loprais Czech Republic Radomir Stachura Czech Republic Tomas Tomecek Tatra 815
1994 Paris–Dakar–Paris France Pierre Lartigue France Michel Périn Citroën ZX Italy Edi Orioli Cagiva Elefant [it] Czech Republic Karel Loprais Czech Republic Radomir Stachura Czech Republic Josef Kalina Tatra 815
1993 Paris–Dakar France Bruno Saby France Dominique Serieys Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Stéphane Peterhansel Yamaha YZE 850T Italy Francesco Perlini [fr] Italy Giorgio Albiero Italy Claudio Vinante Perlini 105F
1992 Paris–SirteCape Town France Hubert Auriol France Philippe Monnet Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Stéphane Peterhansel Yamaha YZE 850T Italy Francesco Perlini [fr] Italy Giorgio Albiero Italy Claudio Vinante Perlini 105F
1991 Paris–Tripoli–Dakar Finland Ari Vatanen Sweden Bruno Berglund [fr] Citroën ZX France Stéphane Peterhansel Yamaha YZE 750T France Jacques Houssat [fr] France Thierry de Saulieu Italy Danilo Bottaro Perlini 105F
1990 Paris–Tripoli–Dakar Finland Ari Vatanen Sweden Bruno Berglund [fr] Peugeot 405 T16 Italy Edi Orioli Cagiva Elefant 900 [it] Italy Giorgio Villa [fr] Italy Giorgio Delfino Italy Claudio Vinante Perlini 105F
1989 Paris–Tunis–Dakar Finland Ari Vatanen Sweden Bruno Berglund [fr] Peugeot 405 T16 France Gilles Lalay Honda NXR800V Not held
1988 Paris–Alger–Dakar Finland Juha Kankkunen Finland Juha Piironen [fr] Peugeot 205 T16 [fr] Italy Edi Orioli Honda NXR800V Czechoslovakia Karel Loprais Czech Republic Radomir Stachura Czech Republic Tomas Muck Tatra 815
1987 Paris-Alger–Dakar Finland Ari Vatanen France Bernard Giroux [fr] Peugeot 205 T16 [fr] France Cyril Neveu Honda NXR750V Netherlands Jan de Rooy [nl] Belgium Yvo Geusens Netherlands Theo van de Rijt DAF TurboTwin II
1986 Paris-Alger–Dakar France René Metge France Dominique Lemoyne Porsche 959 France Cyril Neveu Honda NXR750V Italy Giacomo Vismara [it] Italy Giulio Minelli Mercedes-Benz U 1300 L
1985 Paris-Alger–Dakar France Patrick Zaniroli [fr] France Jean da Silva [fr] Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Belgium Gaston Rahier BMW R80G/S Germany Karl-Friedrich Capito [fr] Germany Jost Capito Germany Klaus Schweikarl Mercedes-Benz 1936 AK
1984 Paris-Alger–Dakar France René Metge France Dominique Lemoyne [fr] Porsche 911 (953) Belgium Gaston Rahier BMW R80G/S France Pierre Laleu [fr] France Daniel Durce France Patrick Venturini Mercedes-Benz 1936 AK
1983 Paris-Alger–Dakar Belgium Jacky Ickx France Claude Brasseur Mercedes 280 GE France Hubert Auriol BMW R80G/S France Georges Groine [fr] France Thierry de Saulieu [fr] France Bernard Malferiol Mercedes-Benz 1936 AK
1982 Paris-Alger–Dakar France Claude Marreau [fr] France Bernard Marreau [fr] Renault 20 Turbo 4X4 France Cyril Neveu Honda XR550 France Georges Groine [fr] France Thierry de Saulieu [fr] France Bernard Malferiol Mercedes-Benz U 1700 L
1981 Paris–Dakar France René Metge France Bernard Giroux [fr] Range Rover France Hubert Auriol BMW R80G/S France Adrien Villette [fr] France Henri Gabrelle France Alain Voillereau ALM/ACMAT
1980 Paris–Dakar Sweden Freddy Kottulinsky Germany Gerd Löffelmann Volkswagen Iltis France Cyril Neveu Yamaha XT500 Algeria Miloud Ataouat [fr] Algeria Hadj Daou Boukrif Algeria Mahiedine Kaloua Sonacome M210
1979 Paris–Dakar France Alain Génestier France Joseph Terbiaut France Jean Lemordant Range Rover France Cyril Neveu Yamaha XT500 France Jean-François Dunac France Jean-Pierre Chapel France François Beau Pinzgauer

Quads and SSVs

Year Route Quads SSVs (UTVs until 2022)
Rider Make & model DriverCo-driver Make & model
2023 near YanbuDammam France Alexandre Giroud Yamaha Raptor 700 Poland Eryk Goczał Spain Oriol Mena Can-Am Maverick X3
2022 ḤaʼilJeddah France Alexandre Giroud Yamaha Raptor 700 United States Austin Jones Brazil Gustavo Gugelmin Can-Am Maverick X3
2021 JeddahḤaʼil Argentina Manuel Andújar Yamaha Raptor 700 Chile Francisco López Contardo Chile Juan Pablo Latrach Vinagre Can-Am Maverick X3
2020 JeddahRiyadhQiddiya Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha Raptor 700 United States Casey Currie United States Sean Berriman Can-Am Maverick X3
2019 Lima–Lima Argentina Nicolás Cavigliasso Yamaha Raptor 700 Chile Francisco López Contardo Chile Alvaro Quintanilla Can-Am Maverick X3
2018 LimaLa PazCórdoba Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha Raptor 700 Brazil Reinaldo Varela Brazil Gustavo Gugelmin Can-Am Maverick X3
2017 AsunciónLa PazBuenos Aires Russia Sergey Karyakin Yamaha Raptor 700 Brazil Leandro Torres Brazil Lourival Roldan Polaris RZR 1000 XP
2016 Buenos AiresSaltaRosario Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha Raptor 700 Not held
2015 Buenos AiresIquique-Buenos Aires Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha Raptor 700
2014 RosarioSaltaValparaíso Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha Raptor 700
2013 LimaTucumánSantiago Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha Raptor 700
2012 Mar del PlataArica–Lima Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha Raptor 700
2011 Buenos Aires–Arica–Buenos Aires Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha Raptor 700
2010 Buenos Aires–Antofagasta–Buenos Aires Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha Raptor 700
2009 Buenos Aires–Valparaiso–Buenos Aires Czech Republic Josef Macháček Yamaha Raptor 700

Source:[28]

Light Prototypes and Classics

Year Route Light Prototypes Classics
DriverCo-driver Make & model DriverCo-driver Make & model
2023 near YanbuDammam United States Austin Jones Brazil Gustavo Gugelmin Can-Am Maverick XRS Spain Juan Morera Spain Lidia Ruba Toyota Land Cruiser HDJ80
2022 ḤaʼilJeddah Chile Francisco López Contardo Chile Juan Pablo Latrach Vinagre Can-Am XRS France Serge Mogno France Florent Drulhon Toyota Land Cruiser HDJ80
2021 JeddahḤaʼil Czech Republic Josef Macháček Czech Republic Pavel Vyoral Can-Am France Marc Douton France Emilien Etienne Sunhill Buggy

Source:[28]

Podium

Cars

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
Driver Car Driver Car Driver Car
1979 France Alain Génestier Range Rover V8 France Claude Marreau Renault 4 Sinpar Italy Cesare Giraudo Fiat Campagnola
1980 Sweden Freddy Kottulinsky Volkswagen Iltis France Patrick Zaniroli Volkswagen Iltis France Claude Marreau Renault 4 Sinpar
1981 France René Metge Range Rover V8 France Hervé Cotel Buggy Cotel France Jean-Claude Briavoine Lada Niva
1982 France Claude Marreau Renault 20 Turbo France Jean-Claude Briavoine Lada Niva France Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Mercedes 280 GE
1983 Belgium Jacky Ickx Mercedes 280 GE France André Trossat Lada Niva France Pierre Lartigue Range Rover V8
1984 France René Metge Porsche 911 France Patrick Zaniroli Range Rover V8 United Kingdom Andrew Cowan Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
1985 France Patrick Zaniroli Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution United Kingdom Andrew Cowan Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Pierre Fougerouse Toyota FJ 60
1986 France René Metge Porsche 959 Belgium Jacky Ickx Porsche 959 France Pascal Rigal Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
1987 Finland Ari Vatanen Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 France Patrick Zaniroli Range Rover V8 Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
1988 Finland Juha Kankkunen Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Patrick Tambay Range Rover V8
1989 Finland Ari Vatanen Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 Belgium Jacky Ickx Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 France Patrick Tambay Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
1990 Finland Ari Vatanen Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 Sweden Björn Waldegård Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 France Alain Ambrosino Peugeot 405 Turbo 16
1991 Finland Ari Vatanen Citroën ZX Rallye-Raid France Pierre Lartigue Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Jean Pierre Fontenay Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
1992 France Hubert Auriol Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Germany Erwin Weber Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
1993 France Bruno Saby Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Pierre Lartigue Citroën ZX Rallye-Raid France Hubert Auriol Citroën ZX Rallye-Raid
1994 France Pierre Lartigue Citroën ZX Rallye-Raid France Hubert Auriol Citroën ZX Rallye-Raid France Philippe Wambergue Buggy Bourgo
1995 France Pierre Lartigue Citroën ZX Rallye-Raid France Bruno Saby Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
1996 France Pierre Lartigue Citroën ZX Rallye-Raid France Philippe Wambergue Citroën ZX Rallye-Raid France Jean Pierre Fontenay Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
1997 Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Jean-Pierre Fontenay Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Bruno Saby Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
1998 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Bruno Saby Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
1999 France Jean-Louis Schlesser Buggy Schlesser Spain Miguel Prieto Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Germany Jutta Kleinschmidt Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
2000 France Jean-Louis Schlesser Buggy Schlesser France Stéphane Peterhansel Mega Desert France Jean-Pierre Fontenay Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
2001 Germany Jutta Kleinschmidt Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Japan Hiroshi Masuoka Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Jean-Louis Schlesser Buggy Schlesser
2002 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Germany Jutta Kleinschmidt Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
2003 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Jean-Pierre Fontenay Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Stéphane Peterhansel Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
2004 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Japan Hiroshi Masuoka Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Jean-Louis Schlesser Buggy Schlesser
2005 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Luc Alphand Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Germany Jutta Kleinschmidt Volkswagen Race Touareg 2
2006 France Luc Alphand Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution South Africa Giniel de Villiers Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 Spain Nani Roma Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
2007 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Luc Alphand Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution France Jean-Louis Schlesser Buggy Schlesser
2008 Cancelled
2009 South Africa Giniel de Villiers Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 United States Mark Miller Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 United States Robby Gordon Hummer H3
2010 Spain Carlos Sainz Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 United States Mark Miller Volkswagen Race Touareg 2
2011 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 Spain Carlos Sainz Volkswagen Race Touareg 3
2012 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini All4 Racing Spain Nani Roma Mini All4 Racing South Africa Giniel de Villiers Toyota Hilux Dakar
2013 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini All4 Racing South Africa Giniel de Villiers Toyota Hilux Dakar Russia Leonid Novitskiy Mini All4 Racing
2014 Spain Nani Roma Mini All4 Racing France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini All4 Racing Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Mini All4 Racing
2015 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Mini All4 Racing South Africa Giniel de Villiers Toyota Hilux Dakar Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc Mini All4 Racing
2016 France Stéphane Peterhansel Peugeot 2008 DKR Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Mini All4 Racing South Africa Giniel de Villiers Toyota Hilux Dakar
2017 France Stéphane Peterhansel Peugeot 3008 DKR France Sébastien Loeb Peugeot 3008 DKR France Cyril Despres Peugeot 3008 DKR
2018 Spain Carlos Sainz Peugeot 3008 DKR Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota Hilux Dakar South Africa Giniel de Villiers Toyota Hilux Dakar
2019 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota Hilux Dakar Spain Nani Roma Mini All4 Racing France Sébastien Loeb Peugeot 3008 DKR
2020 Spain Carlos Sainz Mini John Cooper Works Buggy Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota Hilux Dakar France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini John Cooper Works Buggy
2021 France Stéphane Peterhansel Mini John Cooper Works Buggy Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota Hilux Dakar Spain Carlos Sainz Mini John Cooper Works Buggy
2022 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota GR DKR Hilux France Sébastien Loeb BRX Hunter T1+ Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi Toyota Hilux Overdrive
2023 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Toyota GR DKR Hilux France Sébastien Loeb Prodrive Hunter T1+ Brazil Lucas Moraes Toyota Hilux Overdrive
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze
1  France Citroen Peugeot Renault 37 21 31
2  Japan Mitsubishi Toyota 16 4 16
3  United Kingdom Range Rover Mini 9 1 7
4  Germany Mercedes Porsche Volkswagen 8 1 3
5  Qatar 5 5
6  Finland 5
7  Spain 4 3
8  Belgium 1 2
9  South Africa 1 4
10  Sweden 1 1
11  Russia Lada 2 1
12  United States Hummer 1 2
13  Brazil 1
14  Poland 1
15  Saudi Arabia 1

Bikes

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
Driver Bike Driver Bike Driver Bike
1979 France Cyril Neveu Yamaha XT 500 France Gilles Comte Yamaha XT 500 France Philippe Vassard Honda XL 250
1980 France Cyril Neveu Yamaha XT 500 France Michel Merel Yamaha XT 500 France Jean-Noël Pineau Yamaha XT 500
1981 France Hubert Auriol BMW R80 G/S France Serge Bacou Yamaha XT 500 France Michel Merel Yamaha XT 500
1982 France Cyril Neveu Honda XR 550 France Philippe Vassard Honda XR 550 France Grégoire Verhaeghe Barigo 500
1983 France Hubert Auriol BMW R80 G/S France Patrick Drobecq Honda XR 600 France Marc Joineau Suzuki DR 500
1984 Belgium Gaston Rahier BMW R80 G/S France Hubert Auriol BMW R80 G/S France Philippe Vassard Honda XLR 600
1985 Belgium Gaston Rahier BMW R80 G/S France Jean-Claude Olivier Yamaha 660 Proto Italy Franco Picco Yamaha 600 XT
1986 France Cyril Neveu Honda NXR 780 France Gilles Lalay Honda NXR 780 Italy Andrea Balestrieri Honda XL 600
1987 France Cyril Neveu Honda NXR 750 Italy Edi Orioli Honda XL 600 Belgium Gaston Rahier BMW R80 GS
1988 Italy Edi Orioli Honda NXR 800V Italy Franco Picco Yamaha YZE 750 France Gilles Lalay Honda NXR 750
1989 France Gilles Lalay Honda NXR 800V Italy Franco Picco Yamaha YZE 750 France Marc Morales Honda NXR 750
1990 Italy Edi Orioli Cagiva Elefant 900 Spain Carles Mas Yamaha YZE 750 Italy Alessandro De Petri Cagiva Elefant 900
1991 France Stéphane Peterhansel Yamaha YZE 750T France Gilles Lalay Yamaha YZE 750T France Thierry Magnaldi Yamaha YZE 750T
1992 France Stéphane Peterhansel Yamaha YZE 850T United States Danny LaPorte Cagiva Elefant 900 Spain Jordi Arcarons Cagiva Elefant 900
1993 France Stéphane Peterhansel Yamaha YZE 850T France Thierry Charbonnier Yamaha YZE 850T Spain Jordi Arcarons Yamaha YZE 850T
1994 Italy Edi Orioli Cagiva Elefant 900 Spain Jordi Arcarons Cagiva Elefant 900 Italy Fabrizio Meoni Honda EXP-2
1995 France Stéphane Peterhansel Yamaha YZE 850T Spain Jordi Arcarons Cagiva Elefant 900 Italy Edi Orioli Cagiva Elefant 900
1996 Italy Edi Orioli Yamaha YZE 850T Spain Jordi Arcarons KTM LC4 Spain Carlos Sotelo KTM LC4
1997 France Stéphane Peterhansel Yamaha YZE 850T Spain Oscar Gallardo Cagiva Elefant 900 France David Castera Yamaha YZE 850T
1998 France Stéphane Peterhansel Yamaha YZE 850T Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM LC4 Australia Andrew Haydon KTM LC4
1999 France Richard Sainct BMW F650 RR France Thierry Magnaldi KTM LC4 South Africa Alfie Cox KTM LC4
2000 France Richard Sainct BMW F650 RR Spain Oscar Gallardo BMW F650 RR United States Jimmy Lewis BMW R900 GS
2001 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM LC4 660R Spain Jordi Arcarons KTM LC4 660R Chile Carlo de Gavardo KTM LC4 660R
2002 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM LC8 950R South Africa Alfie Cox KTM LC4 660R France Richard Sainct KTM LC4 660R
2003 France Richard Sainct KTM LC4 660R France Cyril Despres KTM LC4 660R Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM LC8 950R
2004 Spain Nani Roma KTM LC4 660R France Richard Sainct KTM LC4 660R France Cyril Despres KTM LC4 660R
2005 France Cyril Despres KTM LC4 660R Spain Marc Coma KTM LC4 660R South Africa Alfie Cox KTM LC4 660R
2006 Spain Marc Coma KTM LC4 660R France Cyril Despres KTM LC4 660R Italy Giovanni Sala KTM LC4 660R
2007 France Cyril Despres KTM 690 Rally France David Casteu KTM 690 Rally United States Chris Blais KTM 660 Rally
2008 Cancelled
2009 Spain Marc Coma KTM 690 Rally France Cyril Despres KTM 690 Rally France David Frétigné Yamaha WR 450
2010 France Cyril Despres KTM 690 Rally Norway Pål Anders Ullevålseter KTM 690 Rally Chile Francisco López Aprilia RXV 450
2011 Spain Marc Coma KTM 450 Rally France Cyril Despres KTM 450 Rally Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha WR 450F
2012 France Cyril Despres KTM 450 Rally Spain Marc Coma KTM 450 Rally Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha WR 450F
2013 France Cyril Despres KTM 450 Rally Portugal Ruben Faria KTM 450 Rally Chile Francisco López KTM 450 Rally
2014 Spain Marc Coma KTM 450 Rally Spain Jordi Viladoms KTM 450 Rally France Olivier Pain Yamaha WR 450F
2015 Spain Marc Coma KTM 450 Rally Portugal Paulo Gonçalves Honda CRF 450 Australia Toby Price KTM 450 Rally
2016 Australia Toby Price KTM 450 Rally Slovakia Štefan Svitko KTM 450 Rally Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna FR 450
2017 United Kingdom Sam Sunderland KTM 450 Rally Austria Matthias Walkner KTM 450 Rally Spain Gerard Farrés KTM 450 Rally
2018 Austria Matthias Walkner KTM 450 Rally Argentina Kevin Benavides Honda CRF 450 Australia Toby Price KTM 450 Rally
2019 Australia Toby Price KTM 450 Rally Austria Matthias Walkner KTM 450 Rally United Kingdom Sam Sunderland KTM 450 Rally
2020 United States Ricky Brabec Honda CRF 450 Rally Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna FR 450 Australia Toby Price KTM 450 Rally
2021 Argentina Kevin Benavides Honda CRF 450 Rally United States Ricky Brabec Honda CRF 450 Rally United Kingdom Sam Sunderland KTM 450 Rally
2022 United Kingdom Sam Sunderland Gas Gas 450 Rally Chile Pablo Quintanilla Honda CRF450 Rally Austria Matthias Walkner KTM 450 Rally
2023 Argentina Kevin Benavides KTM 450 Rally Australia Toby Price KTM 450 Rally United States Skyler Howes Husqvarna 450 Rally
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze
1  France 22 16 14
2  Austria KTM 20 17 18
3  Japan Honda Yamaha 16 16 17
4  Spain Gas Gas 7 10 4
5  Italy Aprilla Cagiva 6 8 8
6  Australia 2 1 4
7  Argentina 2 1
8  United Kingdom 2 2
9  Belgium 2 1
10  United States 2 3
11  Chile 2 3
12  Portugal 2 2
13  South Africa 1 2
14  Sweden Husqvarna 1 2
15  Germany BMW 6 1 2
16  Norway 1
17  Slovenia 1

Trucks

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
Crew Truck Crew Truck Crew Truck
1979 France Jean-François Dunac
France Jean-Pierre Chapel
France François Beau
Pinzgauer France Daniel Petit
France Françis Mare
UNIC France Alain Mekki
France Jean Neault
UNIC
1980 Algeria Miloud Ataouat
Algeria Hadj Daou Boukrif
Algeria Mahiedine Kaloua
Sonacome France Bernard Heu
France Daniel Delobel
France Gilbert Versino
MAN Algeria Mokran Bouzid
Algeria Daid
Algeria Mekhelef
Sonacome
1981 France Adrien Villette
France Henri Gabrelle
France Alain Voillereau
ALM-ACMAT France Jacques Briy
France Jean Salou
France Gustave Peu
Ford France Georges Groine
France Thierry de Saulieu
France Bernard Malferiol
Mercedes-Benz
1982 France Georges Groine
France Thierry de Saulieu
France Bernard Malferiol
Mercedes-Benz France Pierre Laleu
France Bernard Langlois
Mercedes-Benz Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Netherlands Gérard Straetmans
DAF
1983 France Georges Groine
France Thierry de Saulieu
France Bernard Malferiol
Mercedes-Benz Sweden Hasse Henriksson
Sweden Sture Bernhardsson
Sweden John Granäng
Volvo C303 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Netherlands Joop Roggeband
Belgium Yvo Geusens
DAF
1984 France Pierre Laleu
France Daniel Durce
France Patrick Venturini
Mercedes-Benz Italy Paolo Bonera
Italy Valerio Grassi
Italy Paolo Travaglia
Mercedes-Benz France Henri Gabrelle
France Alain Voillereau
Germany Adolf Dirl
MAN
1985 Germany Karl Friedrich Capito
Germany Jost Capito
Germany Klaus Schweikarl
Mercedes-Benz Netherlands Jan de Rooy
France Thierry de Saulieu
Netherlands Martinus Ketelaars
DAF Germany Karl Wilhelm Strohmann
Germany Volker Capito
Germany Heinz Schnepf
Mercedes-Benz
1986 Italy Giacomo Vismara
Italy Giulio Minelli
Mercedes-Benz Germany Hans Heyer
Germany Winkler
MAN Spain Salvador Cañellas
Spain Ferran
Pegaso
1987 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Netherlands Geusens
DAF Czech Republic Karel Loprais
Czech Republic Radomír Stachura
Czech Republic Jaroslav Krpec
Tatra Czech Republic Jiří Moskal
Czech Republic Jaroslav Joklík
Czech Republic Pavel Záleský
LIAZ
1988 Czech Republic Karel Loprais
Czech Republic Radomír Stachura
Czech Republic Tomáš Mück
Tatra Czech Republic Jiří Moskal
Czech Republic František Vojtíšek
Czech Republic Pavel Záleský
LIAZ Germany Lutz Bernau
Germany Bartman
Germany Kluge
Tatra
1989 Category not held
1990 Italy Giorgio Villa
Italy Giorgio Delfino
Italy Claudio Vinante
Perlini France Jacques Houssat
France Thierry De Saulieu
Italy Danilo Bottaro
Perlini Czech Republic Zdeněk Kahánek
Czech Republic Jaroslav Krpec
Czech Republic Havlík
Tatra
1991 France Jacques Houssat
France Thierry de Saulieu
Italy Danilo Bottaro
Perlini Russia Vladimir Goltsov
Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Valery Koblukov
Kamaz Estonia Joel Tammeka
Estonia Juhan Anupõld
Estonia Enno Piirsalu
Kamaz
1992 Italy Francesco Perlini
Italy Giorgio Albiero
Italy Claudio Vinante
Perlini France Jacques Houssat
France Thierry de Saulieu
Italy Danilo Bottaro
Perlini Czech Republic Karel Loprais
Czech Republic Josef Kalina
Czech Republic Radomír Stachura
Tatra
1993 Italy Francesco Perlini
Italy Giorgio Albiero
Italy Claudio Vinante
Perlini France Jacques Houssat
Sarlieve
Diamante
Perlini France Gilbert Versino
Gimbre
Versino
Mercedes-Benz
1994 Czech Republic Karel Loprais
Czech Republic Radomír Stachura
Czech Republic Josef Kalina
Tatra Japan Yoshimasa Sugawara
Japan Shibata
Hino France Jacques Marvy
France Pons
France Dujon
Perlini
1995 Czech Republic Karel Loprais
Czech Republic Radomír Stachura
Czech Republic Josef Kalina
Tatra Japan Yoshimasa Sugawara
Japan Shibata
Hino Czech Republic Vlastimil Buchtyár
Czech Republic Milan Kořený
Czech Republic Jaroslav Krpec
Tatra
1996 Russia Viktor Moskovskikh
Russia Anatoly Kuzmin
Russia Nail Bagavetdinov
Kamaz Czech Republic Karel Loprais
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Radomír Stachura
Tatra Czech Republic Ladislav Fajtl
Czech Republic Jiří Janoušek
Czech RepublicFrantišek Wurst
Tatra
1997 Austria Peter Reif
Austria Johann Deinhofer Roth
Hino Japan Yoshimasa Sugawara
Japan Naoko Matsumoto
Japan Katsumi Hamura
Hino Belgium Joseph Petit
France Jean-Christophe Wagner
Japan Takeshi Hashimoto
Hino
1998 Czech Republic Karel Loprais
Czech Republic Radomír Stachura
Czech Republic Jan Čermák
Tatra Japan Yoshimasa Sugawara
Japan Naoko Matsumoto
Japan Takashi Ushioda
Hino Czech Republic Milan Kořený
Czech Republic Jaroslav Lamač
Czech Republic Martin Kahánek
Tatra
1999 Czech Republic Karel Loprais
Czech Republic Radomír Stachura
Czech Republic Josef Kalina
Tatra Russia Viktor Moskovskikh
Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Kamaz Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Brazil Leilane Neubarth
Tatra
2000 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz Czech Republic Karel Loprais
Czech Republic Radomír Stachura
Czech Republic Petr Gilar
Tatra Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Vladimir Goloub
Kamaz
2001 Czech Republic Karel Loprais
Czech Republic Josef Kalina
Czech Republic Petr Hamerla
Tatra Japan Yoshimasa Sugawara
Japan Seiichi Suzuki
Japan Teruhito Sugawara
Hino Austria Peter Reif
Austria Gunther Pichlbauer
Germany Holger Hermann Roth
MAN
2002 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz Czech Republic Karel Loprais
Czech Republic Josef Kalina
Czech Republic Petr Hamerla
Tatra Japan Yoshimasa Sugawara
Japan Naoko Matsumoto
Japan Seiichi Suzuki
Hino
2003 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz
2004 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Dzhamil Kamalov
Kamaz Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF
2005 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Kamaz Japan Yoshimasa Sugawara
Japan Katsumi Hamura
Hino Italy Giacomo Vismara
Italy Mario Cambiaghi
Italy Claudio Bellina
Mercedes-Benz
2006 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz Netherlands Hans Stacey
Belgium Charly Gotlib
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
MAN Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Kamaz
2007 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Belgium Charly Gotlib
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
MAN Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Kamaz Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
Czech Republic Petr Gilar
Tatra
2008 Cancelled
2009 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Kamaz Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Sergey Savostin
Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Kamaz Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Marcel van Melis
GINAF
2010 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Sergey Savostin
Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Kamaz Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Kamaz Netherlands Marcel van Vliet
Netherlands Herman Vaanholt
Netherlands Gerard van Veenendaal
GINAF
2011 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Sergey Savostin
Russia Ildar Shaysultanov
Kamaz Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Kamaz Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Russia Viatcheslav Mizyukaev
Russia Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz
2012 Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Iveco Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco Kazakhstan Artur Ardavichus
Russia Alexey Kuzmich
Kazakhstan Nurlan Turlubaev
Kamaz
2013 Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Russia Sergey Savostin
Russia Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz Russia Airat Mardeev
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Anton Mirniy
Kamaz Russia Andrey Karginov
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Russia Igor Devyatkin
Kamaz
2014 Russia Andrey Karginov
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Russia Igor Devyatkin
Kamaz Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Darek Rodewald
Iveco Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Russia Sergey Savostin
Russia Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz
2015 Russia Airat Mardeev
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Dmitriy Svistunov
Kamaz Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Russia Evgeny Yakovlev
Russia Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz Russia Andrey Karginov
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Russia Igor Leonov
Kamaz
2016 Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Spain Moisès Torrallardona
Poland Darek Rodewald
Iveco Russia Airat Mardeev
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Dmitriy Svistunov
Kamaz Argentina Federico Villagra
Argentina Jorge Pérez Companc
Argentina Andrés Memi
Iveco
2017 Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Russia Evgeny Yakovlev
Russia Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz Russia Dmitry Sotnikov
Russia Ruslan Akhmadeev
Russia Igor Leonov
Kamaz Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Spain Moisès Torrallardona
Poland Darek Rodewald
Iveco
2018 Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Russia Evgeny Yakovlev
Russia Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz Belarus Siarhei Viazovich
Belarus Pavel Haranin
Belarus Andrei Zhyhulin
MAZ Russia Airat Mardeev
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Dmitriy Svistunov
Kamaz
2019 Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Russia Evgeny Yakovlev
Russia Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz Russia Dmitry Sotnikov
Russia Dmitry Nikitin
Russia Ilnur Mustafin
Kamaz Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Spain Moisès Torrallardona
Poland Darek Rodewald
Iveco
2020 Russia Andrey Karginov
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Russia Igor Leonov
Kamaz Russia Anton Shibalov
Russia Dmitry Nikitin
Russia Ivan Tatarinov
Kamaz Belarus Siarhei Viazovich
Belarus Pavel Haranin
Belarus Anton Zaparoshchanka
MAZ
2021 Russia Dmitry Sotnikov
Russia Ruslan Akhamadeev
Russia Ilgiz Akhmetzianov
Kamaz Russia Anton Shibalov
Russia Dmitri Nikitin
Russia Ivan Tatarinov
Kamaz Russia Airat Mardeev
Russia Dmitry Svistunov
Russia Akhmet Galiautdinov
Kamaz
2022 Russia Dmitry Sotnikov
Russia Ruslan Akhamadeev
Russia Ilgiz Akhmetzianov
Kamaz Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Russia Evgeny Yakovlev
Russia Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz Russia Anton Shibalov
Russia Dmitri Nikitin
Russia Ivan Tatarinov
Kamaz
2023 Netherlands Janus van Kasteren
Poland Darek Rodewald
Netherlands Marcel Snijders
Iveco Czech Republic Martin Macík
Czech Republic František Tomášek
Czech Republic David Švanda
Iveco Netherlands Martin van den Brink
Netherlands Erik Kofman
Netherlands Rijk Mouw
Iveco
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze
1  Russia Kamaz 19 14 11
2  Italy Iveco Perlini 8 5 5
3  France ALM-ACMAT UNIC 6 8 4
4  Germany Man 6 5 6
5  Czech Republic TATRA 6 7 8
6  Netherlands DAF GINAF 5 4 8
7  Poland 3
8  Belgium 2 2 4
9  Japan HINO 1 6 2
10  Spain 1 3
11  Algeria Sonacome 1 1
12   1 1
13  Austria Pinzgauer 1
14  Brazil 2 1
15  Belarus MAZ 1 1
16  Sweden VOLVO 1
17  United States FORD 1
18  Kazakhstan 2
19  Argentina 1
20  Estonia 1

Quads

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
Rider Quad Rider Quad Rider Quad
2009 Czech Republic Josef Macháček Yamaha Argentina Marcos Patronelli Can-Am Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha
2010 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha Spain Juan Manuel González Yamaha
2011 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha