It's mission accomplished for the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team, who saw team rider Rodney Faggotter finish the final stage on Saturday without any issues.
With it he ended his 2018 Dakar Rally adventure with a positive 16th place in the event’s final overall standings.
Following two weeks of intense racing across the dunes of Peru, the high mountains of Bolivia and the vast fields of Argentina, Rodney Faggotter has brought his WR450F Rally machine to the big finish of the 2018 Dakar Rally.
This 14th and final stage of the Dakar Rally on Saturday saw competitors set off in reversed order. With the special stage featuring enduro-styled tracks with lots of stones, it was yet another tough day on the saddle for all racers. Wrapping up the day in 19th place, Rod cemented a well-deserved 16th position in the rally’s final standings.
“The race is over and I’m happy I crossed the finish line. Today we raced a shorter stage and it all went pretty well for me,” said Faggotter. “The starting order this morning was reversed so we had to pay extra attention when passing riders in front. I am happy with my top 20 result for the day and with my 16th position in the final overall standings. It’s been a long two weeks of racing and I’m happy to be here at the finish line. This has been a demanding Dakar so to reach the finish is a feat in itself. I really had a great time racing with the team here in South America.”