There is a separate division for UTVs, but they drive the same
course as the multi-million-dollar rally cars.
Frenchman William Alcaraz won the demanding UTV class
at Dakar, finishing 40th among the cars for the third year running.
Sometimes navigation is a real challenge, with drivers and riders mixing it up, waiting for someone to find the way.
This year the car and motorcycle courses were different.
The quads ran with the motorcycles, and the UTVs were
grouped with the cars. It made for very long days and short
nights for both ATVs and UTVs. o