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2024 Dakar Rally Stage 1 Highlights & Results

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The current season of the prestigious Dakar Rally has commenced with its prologue stage which consists of a 27-kilometer timed run mostly on the sand and with its conclusion, let’s look at the highlights and results from the initial stage of the 2024 season.

Two-wheeler: Tosha Schareina puts Honda at the top of the podium

Taking part in his third Dakar Rally, Tosha Schareina marked an amazing first stage victory to kick off his prologue into the season, marking his first official victory. The Honda rider bested Daniel Sanders, the GASGAS factory rider by 12’’, with Ross Branch, riding his Hero into the third place with 19″ behind Schareing. Another Honda, ridden by Adrien Van Beveren, finished in fourth, 24″ behind the Spaniard.

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Four-wheeler: Mattias Ekström clinches his third Dakar Rally stage victory

Swedish driver Mattias Ekström, who is on his fourth Dakar Rally season, finished with his third stage victory with his triumph in the prologue of the 2024 season. The 45-year-old veteran was followed by Seth Quintero, who finished 23″ seconds behind Ekström in his first ultimate class after an amazing performance in the T3 class.  Sébastien Loeb came third, sharing the clock with Marcos Baumgart.

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Quads: Top two podium finishes for Argentina

It was a stellar closure of the day for Argentina in the quads as Francisco Moreno, into his third Dakar Rally, outdid his countryman Manuel Andújar to secure the top spot, marking his third stage win. Andújar, the 2021 Dakar winner finished 28″ behind his fellow Argentine. Two-time champion Alexandre Giroud clocked 1’14’’ behind Moreno.

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Saikat Banerjee
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A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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