Former world MX3 champion Matthias Walkner became the first Austrian rider to win the Dakar Rally in its long history, and kept KTM's winning streak alive after it looked like they could lose for the first time in 17 years. KTM have won every Dakar since the rally moved to
Yamaha's Adrien Van Beveren crashed out of the lead of the Dakar rally today. "Following a crash shortly before the end of stage 10, Adrien has been forced to abandon the 2018 Dakar. He attempted to complete the stage but was unable to continue and was airlifted for medical check,"
Put a lardy KTM Dakar rally bike on a motocross track being chased by a much lighter enduro bike and the rally bike can't keep up, right? Not if it's ridden by Dakar hero and ex World MX3 champ Matthias Walkner!
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