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Danilo Petrucci completes 2022 Dakar Rally, Sunderland victory

Danilo Petrucci has successfully completed the 2022 Dakar Rally at his first attempt, completing the twelfth and final 680 km stage just outside the top 30. The Italian made history as the first MotoGP rider to win a Dakar stage on day 5, but was already out of the overall running due to an earlier electrical fault, which forced the recovery of his KTM. Focussing on reaching the finish of the gruelling Saudi Arabian event, also his first ever competitive rally-raid appearance, Petrucci was left sore by several big accidents and had to overcome the inevitable fatigue of riding over 8,000 km. "I am so happy to finally reach the finish line and to complete the goal I set out to do. It's...
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