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2018: 2º. 3 victorias de etapa. Mejor Rookie
2018: 3º en la categoría Quads del Campeonato FIM de Cross Country; 2º en la categoría Quads 4x2 del CARCC, Campeón del certamen CA NAV categoría Q1, 1º en la categoría quads del DR 40, 1º en la categoría Quads del Rally Atacama.
2017: 1º en el Merzouga Dakar Series de Marruecos en Quads 4x2; 1º en la Baja Inka de Perú, Paracas 1000, en Quads 4x2. Campeón del certamen Ca NAV.
2016: Campeón Argentino Categoría Pro del Quadcross X; Campeón Categoría Pro del ATV de Buenos Aires; Campeón Argentino de ATV de Quads 4x2
His debut on the Dakar was simply astounding. On his Yamaha 450 quad, the rider from Cordoba Nico Cavigliasso finished second in his first Dakar in 2018 and was the top rookie of the rally with several stage wins. During this season, he stepped onto the podium of the World Rally-Raid Championship with a title in CA NAV, a second place in the CARCC and a participation in the two biggest races in South America: the Desafío Ruta 40 and the Atacama Rally. For this edition of the Dakar, Cavigliasso will be aboard a Yamaha Raptor 700 that should allow him to be even faster in the dunes.
N.C.: “I was well prepared for my first Dakar. I had spent a lot of time on my quad in cross and I came off a full season in the CA NAV and the demanding Desafio Ruta and Merzouga rallies. This allowed me to get used to the roadbook and GPS. I think the key to a good Dakar is to pay close attention to the quad and not break it. I only accelerate where it is worth it, that is to say in the most difficult sections of the dunes. In the fast sectors, I couldn’t keep up with my adversaries, but knowing my quad gave me a lot of confidence. I have a new quad for this edition, the Yamaha Raptor 700. It is heavier to handle in the twisty zones, but it is faster. It is a shame that Argentina is not on the programme. It's hard for us to go, race and come back. I believe that the percentage of retirements will enormously increase. We lost 40% of the field in five stages in Peru last year, now there will be ten…Very few will make it to the end and I hope I am among them. My goal is to finish and improve my position from last year. Between the French riders, some Argentineans and Bolivians there will be eight or nine of us battling for the win.”
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Despite a lead of almost two hours over his countryman Jeremías González Ferioli, Nicolás Cavigliasso completed the rally at full throttle to pick up a ninth and final victory. Nine out of ten wins has never been achieved before on the Dakar.
“It wasn’t easy. I worked hard before this Dakar. I was training all day, two times a day. I trained...
Nicolás Cavigliasso has won the last special of the rally, his 9th out of 10, as well as his first Dakar on just his second participation. The 27-year old Argentinean has completely crushed his rivals on the 2019 edition of the rally!
Nicolás Cavigliasso has plenty of panache: despite his huge lead in the general standings, the Argentinean wants to finish the Dakar with a new stage victory and leads his countryman Manuel Andújar by 2’13 after 50 km. Alexandre Giroud trails by s2’48.
Nicolás Cavigliasso is not loosening his grip on the Dakar and has just won his 7th special stage since the start in Lima. The Argentinean has beaten Gustavo Gallego by 9’10 and Jeremías González Ferioli by 9’16. In the general standings, he now boasts a lead of 1 hour and 24 minutes over his closest pursuer.
Nicolás Cavigliasso is continuing to march serenely towards another stage victory. The Yamaha rider boasts a lead of 15 minutes over his countrymen Manuel Andújar, Jeremías González Ferioli and Gustavo Gallego at CP1.
Nicolás Cavigliasso has no serious rival in the quad category. Despite his impressive lead in the general standings, the Argentinean is still attacking and hunting for stage victories. After 100 km of the special on the way to Pisco, he is already 4’26 ahead of Alexandre Giroud.
The Argentinian, who has held the lead since the opening stage, took his sixth victory this year and expanded his margin over Jeremías González to 1 h 15.
"I'm over the moon to be here after a long day with loads of dunes and stones. I'm comfortable. I'm going fast, but not flat out. My pace is simply very good."
Nicolás Cavigliasso shone again to take his sixth stage win in the 2019 Dakar. The Argentinian beat Alexandre Giroud by 4 minutes and Manuel Andújar by 8 minutes, padding his overall lead over Jeremías González to 1 h 15.
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