The words “epic” and “mammoth” cannot be overused when describing the truck category in the Dakar Rally. This year’s favorite, Gerard De Rooy settled for third in his Iveco, suffering big setbacks in two stages and struggling to make up the time. It left the door open for a one-two finish for a jubilant Kamaz team, with Eduard Nikolaev taking the win and Dimitry Sotnikov taking second.
Watch the strange combination of elegance, speed, and brute force as these 10,000 pound machines work their way through an endless panorama… or sometimes fail to.