Polaris Industries today announced the company will, once again, team with Xtreme Plus to take on the world famous Dakar Rally. The partnership has yielded three, back-to-back victories by solo racer Willy Alcaraz.
French Racer Alcaraz will be trying to win his fourth Dakar as a solo racer, an incredible feat given the tough racing conditions the race presents. Xtreme Plus also will field two other teams in the race, Team Munk/Delaunay from Denmark and France, and Team Gibbs from the United Kingdom.
All teams will race the RZR XP 1000 for the first time with the hopes of taking home a Dakar win.
This year’s Dakar Rally is 9,000 Kilometers, spanning three countries with 665 competitors from 53 nations taking on some of the toughest geography offered in an off-road race. Dakar fans can find the latest information on Xtreme Plus during the race on Polaris’ new Dakar race page here. The page features class and overall rank, time and a route map showing where each team is in the race.
The Dakar Rally runs January 4-17, starting in Argentina, running through Bolivia and ending in Chile.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER and RZR side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory, Indian Motorcycle and Slingshot brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Pro Armor and Cycle Country brands. Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at polaris.com.