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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. 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.
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The event started in Jeddah on 5 January and finished in Al-Qiddiya 17 January after 12 stages of competition. 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. Joan Barreda (Honda) took seventh, a 15-minute penalty for a penultimate-day engine change ultimately costing him one position to KTM's Luciano Benavides. Husqvarna rider Quintanilla secured his best Dakar result yet in second as he took a fourth top-four result in six years.
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.
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. Le parcours du Dakar 2021 Toute l'actualité du Dakar Actualités - 17/11 17:30 [GMT +3] The 2020 Dakar Rally was the 42nd edition of the event and the first edition held in Saudi Arabia. Follow the 2020 Dakar Racing - Saudi Arabia. Watch Shaun Murphy's inch-perfect safety, Murphy on his epic first round win and why he's fed up with the pandemic. The 2020 edition was held in Saudi Arabia.
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.
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. Ricky Brabec has taken Honda's first Dakar Rally title since 1989, ending KTM's streak of 18 consecutive wins in the bike category.