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Dakar Rally


Can-Am completely schooled the competition in the most Recent Dakar Rally. Red Bull made news of its own in the 7500-mile torture test with the special Red Bull OT3 Dakar racers it built for the rally. The machines were a secret until just weeks before the rally. Also, the machines weren't classified as UTVs until they were entered. Details are still fuzzy about what the machines actually are, but we did find out they were powered by Volkswagen’s 1000cc, three-cylinder turbo TSI engine. 200 HORSEPOWER, AND…


-- The X3 Turbos conquer Peru's big dunes -- For the second year in a row Can-Am has been victorious in the famed Dakar Rally, which has been held in South America since 2009. For the 41st Dakar this January 6–17, the event was held entirely in Peru’s huge dunes and gnarly desert, with 75 percent of the racing in dunes over 10 stages. Can-Am went all in for the 41st Dakar, fielding 20 UTV teams, including seven powerhouse South Racing Can-Am team X3s, of which three were also sponsored by Monster Energy. Can-Am’s…

2018 Dakar Rally UTV Results

Can-Am, Polaris, and Yamaha were all in the top six finishers of the 40th Dakar Rally. The South Racing Can-Am team won the SxS-class. South Racing also took sixth overall. The XtremePlus Polaris factory team placed in second, third, and fourth behind South Racing. Also in the top was team C.A.T. Racing with the first Yamaha finish.