2013 Dakar Rally
Following his eighth-place finish aboard a KTM at the 2012 Dakar Rally, the Italian Alessandro Botturi earned the best "rookie rider" award.
2011 Dakar Rally
The 2011 Dakar was a tough, and more than half of the competitors that started on Jan. 1 didn’t make it to the finish. The Dakar specials were long and hard until the very end, and unexpected weather like heavy rainfall made for dramatic day to day changes in the conditions and tested the competitors to the limit every day.