- STAGE 14: Al-Hofuf - Dammam
On the program for the 14th and final stage of this 2023 Dakar, was a 417 km course from Al-Hofuf to Dammam, including 136 km of special. After more than 8,000 km in the Saudi desert, our Sherco Factory rider Laurenzo Santolino finished 9th overall!
The Spaniard rode an intelligent race for 2 weeks, making very few mistakes, sparing his 450 SEF Rally and limiting risk-taking while occasionally getting close to the race leaders. Often at the gates of the top 10, he was consistent and followed the team's strategy, he reached 9th place yesterday and never let go.
“I finished 9th, a very satisfying result. It was a difficult edition but we managed and our strategy allowed me to finish in the top 10, improving by two places on last year's results. I thank the entire Sherco Factory Rally team and all the people who supported me. Now it's time for the return trip home for a rest phase and to enjoy my family."
And on Harith Noah who was injured in a fall, he was repatriated to India and is continuing his recovery wearing a back brace. As for Rui Gonçalves who suffered a racing incident is doing well, anxious to get back into competition.
You will find the Sherco Factory Rally riders on the tracks at the upcoming Rallies.
Ranking for the day:
Lorenzo Santolino: P12, +7mn 37s
Lorenzo Santolino: P9, +1h 17 mins
Source Sherco Factory Racing