Fallbrook, CA – The Dakar Rally is known as being one of the most difficult, and dangerous races in the world. The event spans roughly two weeks, and for 2012 covered approximately 9000 kilometers (nearly 5,600 miles) across Argentina, Chile and Peru!
Following an event like Dakar is made much easier these days with mobile apps and internet available everywhere you turn. Watching Tomas Maffei hold in the lead during the early stages with the Patronelli brothers in pursuit and closing the gap and overtaking throughout the stages makes for an exciting event, even when so remote from the action. Last years winner, Alejandro Patronelli took home the top honors again this year, with his brother (2010 Dakar winner) Marcos coming in second. Maffei received a 20 minute penalty but even without, would not be enough to take a step up on the podium and ended the rally with a very impressive 3rd.
Only the strong survive and the Roll Design / Elka suspension combination continues to prove that it is worthy of the fastest racers, harshest weather and toughest terrain on the planet.
Congratulations to the entire 2012 Dakar Quad Podium!
#1 – 250 – Alejandro Patronelli
#2 – 252 – Marcos Patronelli
#3 – 272 – Tomas Maffei
About ROLL DESIGN
Roll Design manufacturers high-end suspension and handling components for ATV’s. Doug Roll started the company in 1988 with the idea to build the best ATV off-road racing suspensions on the market. After 22 years, Roll Design control arms and steering shafts have won more off-road races, in the toughest conditions such as the Baja and Dakar than any other ATV suspension manufacturer in existence. Roll Design products are 100% made in the USA in Fallbrook, CA with the highest quality standards and components available in the industry. Roll Design is also a USA Factory Authorized Service Center for Elka Suspension.