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Saturday, January 15 2022 - 10:53
Can-Am Off-Road Continues Global Racing Dominance with Fifth Consecutive Win at the Dakar Rally
VALCOURT, QC, Jan. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The Can-Am Off-Road brand at BRP (TSX: DOO) (NASDAQ: DOOO) continues to assert 
its global racing dominance early in the new year, this time by sweeping the 
top positions in two different categories at the renowned Dakar Rally in Saudi 
Arabia. The wins solidify the brand's remarkable fifth consecutive championship 
at the Dakar Rally, which is considered the most grueling off-road race in the 

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Can-Am Factory racer, Austin Jones (United States), together with navigator, 
Gustavo Gugelmin (Brazil), finished with the best overall time in the T4 
category, which are production-based side-by-side off-road vehicles. Gerard 
Farres (Spain) finished in second place, and Rokas Baciuska (Lithuania) came in 
third, completing the full podium sweep for Can-Am. In fact, the top 17 
finishers in the T4 category were driving a Can-Am, and the first non-Can-Am 
vehicle to cross the finish in 18th place was a whopping 9 hours and 30 minutes 
behind Jones and Gugelmin.

In the T3 category, which are prototype vehicles crafted by specialized makers 
and the last step before the car category, Can-Am racers finished in first and 
second place. Francisco Lopez and his navigator, Juan Pablo Latrach Vinagre 
(both from Chile) came in first place, followed by Sebastian Eriksson (Sweden) 
and his navigator, Wouter Rosegaar (Netherlands).

"It's incredible to win the Dakar Rally," said Jones. "This event is truly the 
ultimate test of off-road racing. Anything can happen, and we pushed hard until 
the very end against extremely strong competition. My navigator and team did a 
great job, and the Can-Am was awesome with its performance and durability."

The 2022 Dakar Rally covered approximately 5,200 miles (8,400km) through some 
of Saudi Arabia's most challenging and technical terrain. Drivers faced cliffs, 
canyons, dunes and rocky trails, putting their skills and vehicles up to the 
ultimate challenge.

Can-Am racers were supported by South Racing Can-Am, which had more than 150 
personnel in Saudi Arabia helping to field everything from mechanics to 
logistics and meals for more than 21 Can-Am Maverick X3 racers. South 
Racing-built Can-Am vehicles have a 100% finishing record at the Dakar Rally, 
and have won the side-by-side category each year since 2018.

"It takes a true team effort to accomplish what our Can-Am Off-Road team just 
did at the Dakar Rally," said Sandy Scullion, Senior Vice President, Global 
Retail and Service – Powersports at BRP. "We have the best of the best, from 
drivers to support staff to the incredible Can-Am Maverick X3 platform. We 
can't wait for what's in store for the rest of this year for racing as we plan 
to continue our incredible momentum with championships from all over the world."

Now available at Can-Am dealerships worldwide, the 2022 Maverick X3 is built to 
perform. It is a race-proven off-road vehicle that will take you further, no 
matter if you are tackling your local trails, throwing sand in the dunes, or 
preparing for the next big race. For more technical details and product specs, 
as well as information about the complete MY22 lineup of Can-Am Off-Road 
vehicles, visit

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