Continuing her incredible Dakar Rally finishing record, GasGas Factory Racing’s Laia Sanz has once again reached the end of the world’s toughest rally. Bringing her GasGas RC 450F home in 25th position on today’s 12th and final stage from Haradh to Qiddiya, the Spanish motorcycle star has once more rolled onto the Dakar finishing podium with a highly impressive 18th place overall result.

Finishing 18th overall Laia Sanz earns an incredible 10th consecutive Dakar finish.

Laia Sanz: “I will remember a lot about this Dakar. Of course, I will remember Paulo, a true Dakar warrior. So, I have mixed emotions. I will also remember it because it is the race that I managed to start and finish my 10th consecutive Dakar, this is something I am very proud of. I think I’m the first Spanish rider to do that. Dakar is never easy, but when you have a crash it becomes so much harder. So, I’m pleased that I managed to overcome everything and finish the race, and also to have been the first rider to represent GasGas Motorcycles. It’s not been the best for me in terms of my overall result – after my crash on stage two I was riding in a lot of dust and the average speed was a little too high for me during the second week. I’m proud of what I’ve achieved and want to thank all the GasGas Factory Racing team for their support.”

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