An American Finally Won The Dakar Rally In A Modified Can-Am Maverick X3

Nov 10, 2020

Category: Rides

Considering that Magpul produces extraordinarily rugged equipment and gear for war zones and other equally inhospitable settings and conditions, it’s frankly unsurprising that the Colorado company happens to sponsor a vehicle in what is almost certainly the world’s most grueling and unforgiving motorsport event, the Dakar Rally. And it just so happens that the Magpul-sponsored Can-Am Maverick X3 would not only outright win its class at the 2020 running of the event, but it would also make history in the process with its driver, Casey Currie becoming the first American driver to win the Dakar.

Held this year in Saudi Arabia, the 2020 Dakar Rally consisted of a two-week event spanning approximately 5,000 miles of the region’s most hostile and unforgiving terrain and conditions. Competing in a heavily upgraded and modified version of the Maverick X3, Currie—who is also the 2010 CORR Pro Light champion—finished in fourth place at last year’s Dakar, before returning in 2020 to carve out his place in the rally history books. To get a better sense of the challenges Currie faced along the way, Magpul has pieced together an interesting video examine Currie’s running of the Dakar.

Learn More: Here

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

lululemon Puts A Modern & Athletic Spin On The Classic Men's Button-Up Shirt

A versatile long-sleeve made from technical poly blend material.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner

Boundary's Recycled Bags Are Perfect For Tech-Obsessed Travelers

Boasting a modular expansion system and NYWOOL padded sleeves.

Posted By Chris West

Partner
Featured Image

Droog Moto Scales Down Its Fighter Series With A 65+MPH Mini Bike

And you can buy one for yourself made-to-order.

Posted By

Nov 25, 2020

Featured Image

Ken Block Introduces A Signature Range Of High-Performance Off-Road Wheels

Rotiform partners with the Gymkhana driver for a custom wheel collection.

Posted By

Nov 25, 2020

Featured Image

Bugatti Honors French Airmen With A 1,500HP Special Chiron Sport Hypercar

The $3.42M Les Legendes Du Ciel will be limited to only 20 units.

Posted By

Nov 24, 2020

Featured Image

Mansory Updates Audi’s Luxury RSQ8 With 769HP And Carbon Body Work

A marked enhancement over its 591HP predecessor.

Posted By

Nov 24, 2020