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Dakar 2024 | Prologue : Year 3, Day 1

The 2024 season began today with the initial advantage for two times world champions and title holders Monster Energy Honda over Hero MotoSports. In the W2RC, Schareina leads Ross Branch, who finds himself as the filling in a Honda sandwich, with Van Beveren behind him. In Rally 2, the boss of the class, Romain Dumontier, has taken command in front of Mathieu Doveze and Bradley Cox. Jean-Loup Lepan completes the French grip on the top 4 while Paolo Lucci, a regular in the leading places, is only in 14th position today. In the quad category, Argentineans Francisco Moreno and Manuel Andújar have enjoyed a better start than Alexandre Giroud. As for the cars, the four constructors enrolled are in the top 6 from the outset, with Ekström for Audi, Quintero for Toyota Gazoo Racing, the Baumgart brothers for Nasser Racing Prodrive and Hołowczyc for Mini JCW X-raid. As from tomorrow, the first points will be up for grabs. In the Challenger class, the arrival of the Goczał clan has not gone unnoticed and has coincided with the breakthrough of another pretender for the title, Nicolás Cavigliasso, who leads Mitch Guthrie. In the SSV category, the predicted match between the official Can-Am Factory driver João Ferreira and South Racing’s rookie Sara Price has begun.

Dakar 2024 : Extended highlights - Prologue