Successfully developed “Dakar” in Saudi Arabia for the KamAZ team: Andrey Karginov won most of the special stages and won a landslide victory in the truck class. The second result of the crew of Anton Shibalov consolidated the success of the Russian team. The third place was taken by Sergey Vyazovich on a MAZ truck.
At the final 12th stage, Fernando Alonso managed to flash on Toyota: the ex-Formula 1 champion recovered after a spectacular accident and finished the special stage fourth. However, a breakdown on the fourth day of the race and a coup on the eve deprived the Spaniard of a chance to finish in the top ten according to the results of the race: Fernando was only 13th in the classification of SUVs.