Dakar Rally 2015 Results: A Closer Look At The Winners

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The Dakar Rally 2015 has come to an end after 14 days of racing on dirt trails and taming the dunes. This year saw many participants who took part for the first time. Some made it a point to get noticed while a few took a little longer to get accustomed to the tough conditions.

Results of the Dakar Rally 2015 show some familiar faces taking the trophies as well as first timers taking home rewards.

Let's take a look at the winners of each of the categories and a few others who deserve to be highlighted after the gruelling 2015 Dakar Rally season.

Winners:

Marc Coma- Motorcycle Category
Age: 38
Country: Spain
Team: Red Bull KTM Factory
Vehicle: 450 Rally Replica KTM
Dakar Appearances (including 2015): 12
Dakar Victories: 5 (including 2015)

Rafal Sonik- Quad
Age: 49
Country: Poland
Team: Sonik Team
Vehicle: Yamaha 700 Raptor
Dakar Appearances (including 2015): 7
Dakar Victories: 1 (including 2015)

Nasser Al-Attiyah- Cars
Age: 44
Country: Qatar
Team: Qatar Rally Team
Vehicle: Mini
Dakar Appearances (including 2015): 11
Dakar Victories: 2 (including 2015)

Airat Mardeev- Trucks
Age: 28
Country: Russia
Team: Kamaz Master
Vehicle: Kamaz
Dakar Appearances (including 2015): 6
Dakar Victories: 1 (including 2015)

Competitors Who Deserve Special Mention:

CS Santosh
Age: 31
Country: India
Team: KTM Factory Rally Team
Vehicle: 450 Rally Replica KTM
Dakar Appearances (including 2015): 1
Dakar Rally 2015 Position: 36

Joan Barreda
Age: 31
Country: Spain
Team: Team HRC
Vehicle: CRF450 Rally Honda
Dakar Appearances (including 2015): 5
Dakar Rally 2015 Position: 17

Toby Price
Age: 27
Country: Australia
Team: KTM Factory Rally Team
Vehicle: 450 Rally Replica KTM
Dakar Appearances (including 2015): 1
Dakar Rally 2015 Position: 3

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Story first published: Monday, January 19, 2015, 12:04 [IST]
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