Dakar Stage 14 Final Results
Click video to see the highlights from the final Stage 14 of the 2010 Dakar as Despres takes his third Dakar title.
In the motorbike category, Frenchman Despres won his third Dakar Rally title after the 14th and final stage, which was won by Portuguese rider Ruben Faria.
"All victories are nice but this one is particularly beautiful. It is the victory of hard work, of expertise and of an incredible team," said Despres.
KTM-supported rider French-born Cyril Despres on Saturday sealed victory in the 2010 Dakar Rally after 9000 km across Argentina and Chile. He rode in triumph into Buenos Aires to complete his third Dakar victory and the tenth consecutive victory for KTM, the Austrian-made sports motorcycles.
Despres, who completed the final stage, a total ride of 707 km with a timed special of 206 km of fast track riding to finish the stage in a comfortable eighth place. He was five minutes 05 seconds behind the winner of the day, rather fittingly, his KTM support rider Rubin Faria of Portugal.
Dakar Stage 13 Results
Click video to see the highlights from Stage 13 of the 2010 Dakar as the Norwegian Pal Ullevalseter won the motorbike stage of the race.
The victory took Ullevalseter (KTM) into second place in the overall standings, leapfrogging the Chilean Francisco Lopez who finished 5min 35sec behind the Norwegian in fourth place on his Aprilia.
"A fantastic stage for me. I started third and after 40km I was in the lead," said Ullevalseter.