"We're here. We won!"
January 17 th 2020 - 09:12 [GMT + 3]
The Honda biker, now heading towards the Qiddiya Grand Prix to make it official, has put an end to 18 years of KTM dominance in the motorbike category and become the first American to win the Dakar.
"At the end, we put the pieces to the puzzle together. We couldn't do it without every rider in the team. I'm really happy. It's my fifth Dakar, my second time finishing… I woke up this morning just happy to ride the last day. And we're here. We won! We had to be smart and focused every day. There's no top guy on the team, we all work together, we're a family. We all won."