New year, same old names at the top of the Dakar Classic standings.
The Galpins and their Protruck drew first blood with a near-impeccable performance in the first regularity test.
In the dune test, one of the new features introduced in the third edition, it was title holders Serge Mogno and Florent Drulhon’s 4×4 which found the ideal route connecting all the waypoints on the dunes.
The Galpins retaliated in the second regularity test, but another couple, the Berteloots, joined the party in third place before displaying their spectacular form with a win in the final regularity section.
The Galpins, racing in their Protruck number 701 after finishing fourth last year, have made a New Year’s resolution: climbing onto the podium. Stay tuned…