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Eryk Goczał: "The emotion is incredible"

Dakar 2023 | Stage 14 | AL-HOFUF > DAMMAM
January 15 th 2023 - 15:18 [GMT + 3]

Struck by a minor mechanical and only eighth at the finish of the last stage, Eryk Goczał could hardly imagine that he would end up winning his first Dakar. Still unaware that Rokas Baciuška had run into even more serious trouble, the young Pole was simply overwhelmed by the emotion of his dream coming true…

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"I'm finishing my first Dakar. Big shout-out to my family… Two days ago, we made the decision to attack at all costs because the final victory was within reach. That's what I did without calculating… There were a lot of people in front of us, but I gave it my all… The emotion is incredible, I'd never experienced something like this in my whole life…"

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