Dakar 2022: Mendoza’s Francisco Moreno won the last stage and finished second overall

The rookie Francisco Moreno closed its premiere with a flourish, 2 hours and 20 minutes from Giroud.

In the last two stages had fought head to head with the Pole Kamil Wisniewski, who finally came second in stage 12 and third overall.

The champion of the Quads category was Alexandre Giroud, by a wide margin.

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Raise your arms Alexandre Giroud, the winner of the Dakar in Quads. Beside him, the quad 192 of Francisco Moreno

A category with South American dominance

With his victory this Friday, the French Giroud became the fourth European champion of a category historically dominated by South Americans and Argentines in particular.

The Czech Josef Machacek He was the first to be crowned in 2009, the year in which the quads category began at the Dakar. Then they got it the Polish Rafael Sonik (2015) and the Russian Sergey Karyakin (2017).

In the rest of the seasons there were South American champions: the Argentines Marcos Patronelli (2010 and 2013), Alejandro Patronelli (2011 and 2012), Nicolás Cavigliasso (2019) and Manuel Andújar and three times the Chilean Ignacio Casale (2014, 2018 and 2020).

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