Polaris ATVs Head to Dakar Rally…Again     

Polaris Off Road Vehicles is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with Xtremeplus for the 2022 racing season and the 2023 Dakar Rally.

Led by Marco Piana, the French team has been a longstanding partner of Polaris since 2005 when the team owner decided to enrol a team of ATVs in the Morocco Rally before entering the Dakar Rally. When the Dakar moved to South America, Piana entered a team of four ATVs which was the start of a successful and long-lasting adventure between Xtremeplus and Polaris.

Since then, the Xtremeplus team has always returned to compete in the Dakar Rally and many other championships and races like the Silk Way Rally, always with Polaris vehicles.

Polaris and Xtremeplus can boast many successes along this journey: In 2013, Willy Alcaraz defended his Dakar title behind the steering wheel of the Polaris RZR Turbo, winning the T3 crown that year and three times more since. In 2016, the Italian duo of the former WRC driver Michele Cinotto and Maurizio Dominella won the side-by-side category in the Dakar Rally, and in 2017, it was the turn of Leandro Torres to win the Dakar in the side-by-side category. Not only that, but the partnership has brought many achievements within the FIA World Championships too.