"The best race in the world"

January 17 th 2020 - 10:36 [GMT + 3]

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344 KARIAKIN Sergei (rus), VLASIUK Anton (rus), BRP, SNAG Racing Team, Group SXS ASO/FI, Class SXS, action during the Dakar 2019, Stage 5, Moquegua - Arequipa, peru, on january 11 - Photo Eric Vargiolu / DPPI
344 KARIAKIN Sergei (rus), VLASIUK Anton (rus), BRP, SNAG Racing Team, Group SXS ASO/FI, Class SXS, action during the Dakar 2019, Stage 5, Moquegua - Arequipa, peru, on january 11 - Photo Eric Vargiolu / DPPI

Former quad champion Sergey Karyakin finished as runner-up in this year's SSV race. Saudi Arabia was gentler to the Russian than South America used to be.

"Sometimes, it was rough. Sometimes, I was not really lucky. But I still think second place is a good thing. We enjoyed the race, we like how the scenery changes, it's not like in Peru, where you only have sand, sand, sand, sand. So boring. I hope next year there will be more driving stages than going on straights, but the Dakar is still the best race in the world. Next year, we have to improve and improve our car. I'm pretty happy with my team and my co-driver."

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