Minneapolis - Polaris Industries has announced the company will, once again, team with Xtreme Plus to take on the world famous Dakar Rally. The partnership has yielded three back-to-back victories by solo racer Willy Alcaraz.
French racer Alcaraz will be trying to win his fourth Dakar as a solo racer, an incredible feat given the tough racing conditions the race presents. Xtreme Plus also will field two other teams in the race, Team Munk/Delaunay from Denmark and France and Team Gibbs from the United Kingdom. All teams will race the RZR XP 1000 for the first time with the hopes of taking home a Dakar win.
This year’s Dakar Rally is 9,000 kilometers, spanning three countries with 665 competitors from 53 nations taking on some of the toughest geography offered in an off-road race. Dakar fans can find the latest information on Xtreme Plus during the race on Polaris’ new Dakar race page at http://www.polaris.com/es-al/rzr-side-by-side/dakar. The page features class and overall rank, time and a route map showing where each team is in the race.
The Dakar Rally runs Jan. 4-17, starting in Argentina, running through Bolivia and ending in Chile.