Date of birth: August 6, 1965 Place of birth: Échonez-la-Méline (F) Place of residence: Aminona (CH) Height/weight: 1.77 m/68 kg
Stéphane Peterhansel has won the Dakar Rally a total of 14 times. The Frenchman has won six times in the saddle of a motorcycle and eight times at the wheel of a car. And he continues to burn with passion for the cross-country classic.
Date of birth: April 12, 1962 Place of birth: Madrid (E) Place of residence: Madrid (E) Height/weight: 1.77 m/84 kg
Carlos Sainz is the ‘grand seigneur’ of international rallying. The Spaniard has been active at the wheel for over 40 years. Sainz has won the Dakar Rally three times, is a two-time World Rally champion and also won the World Cup or Cross-Country-Rallies once.
Date of birth: July 14, 1978
Place of birth: Falun (S)
Place of residence: Munich (D)
Height/weight: 1.83 m/77 kg
Mattias Ekström is a racing driver for all occasions. The Swede is a former World Rallycross champion, two-time DTM champion and the winner of four Race of Champions titles. He is now the “junior” in Audi Sport’s Dakar driver trio.
Date of birth: May 4, 1979 Place of birth: Nancy (F) Place of residence: Jongny (CH) Height/weight: 1.77 m/68 kg
It wasn’t until 2020 that off-road motorcyclist Edouard Boulanger became a copilot. The Frenchman took this role alongside Stéphane Peterhansel. The new driver pairing won the 2021 Dakar Rally on their first attempt.
Date of birth: December 26, 1974
Place of birth: Barcelona (E) Place of residence: Caldes de Montbui (E) Height/weight: 1.79 m/78 kg
Lucas Cruz has won the Dakar Rally as a co-driver three times so far. Each time, the Spaniard worked alongside Carlos Sainz. The Spanish duo has been contesting cross-country rallies together for twelve years now.
Date of birth: June 17, 1994
Place of birth: Gävle (S)
Place of residence: Sandviken (S)
Height/weight: 1.81 m/74 kg
Emil Bergkvist was a rally driver himself for ten years. The Swede even became the Junior World Rally champion. In 2021, he switched to the co-driver’s seat and became the co-driver of Mattias Ekström, his idol when he was young.