2016 Dakar concludes with winners old and new

The 2016 edition of the Dakar Rally has come and gone, and the overall victory went to KTM pilot Toby Price. Price is the first Australian to win at Dakar, and he did so in convincing fashion. It was Price's second attempt at the grueling off-road race, and only his first with official factory support. While victory at Dakar is a new sensation for Price, it was KTM's 15th consecutive win. Stefan Svitko, also aboard a KTM, came in second. Rockstar Husqvarna's Pablo Quintanilla rounded out the two-wheeled podium.

"To be the first Australian to win the Dakar in all divisions is crazy," said Price. "Finishing the rally is already a triumph. Winning it is amazing! I tackled the race in true Aussie style. I attacked when I had to, when the time was right, and I kept an eye on my bike during the all-important marathon stages. I also navigated quite well. I hope this is just the start, to win again. It won't be easy, so I've got to savor this victory."

In the car class, Peugeot-driving Frenchman St├ęphane Peterhansel took his 12th Dakar victory ahead of last year's winner Nasser Al-Attiyah in the an X-raid Mini. Giniel de Villiers landed in third with his Toyota. Peterhanse's victory gave Peugeot its first class win at Dakar since 1990. S├ębastien Loeb, also driving for Peugeot, finished strong after finding it difficult to adapt from rally-style racing to the unforgiving nature of sand dunes, and we doubt this will be the last time he turns a wheel at Dakar.

Marcos Patronelli took home the trophy in the quads category ahead of his brother, Alejandro. In the truck category, Gerard de Rooy claimed victory ahead of Hans Stacey.

Fortunately, the men and women who organize the Dakar Rally have seen fit to upload tons of racing footage to their official YouTube channel. We've included best-of videos below for your viewing pleasure, and there's a lot more where that came from. Enjoy!

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