Xavier de Soultrait: “We won fair and square”

Dakar 2024 | Stage 12 | YANBU > YANBU
January 19 th 2024 - 13:46 [GMT + 3]

Xavier de Soultrait has won the title in the SSV category on his second Dakar on four wheels, in a Sébastien Loeb Racing Polaris.

Xavier de Soultrait -Stage12-FR

“I was quite close to winning on a bike in 2021 when I broke my back. It was tough to handle at the time with very young children. I asked myself the question of whether I would carry on or stop everything. I’m really happy to have teamed up with Martin, Polaris and Loeb Racing. We had half an hour’s lead, we were attacked by some not very classy people, but we kept our heads up. We didn't crack, we won fair and square and we can be proud of ourselves. I think we represent the Polaris image very well, we play fair and winning like that is really cool”.

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