Roma claims 5th place for Bahrain Raid Xtreme Dakar Rally
Bahrain Raid Xtreme driver, Nani Roma, set out from Yanbu bound for Jeddah for stage twelve, the final stage of the Dakar Rally 2021.
Only 447km, comprised of 245km of road and 202km special stage, separated the remaining competitors from the finish line.
The final day of driving was brought to a close with a slightly shortened stage, with the competitive section reduced by 18km. It was by no means an easy conclusion to the rally with competitors having to navigate a chain of steep dunes on their quest toward the finish line on the shore of the Red Sea.
Roma, competing in his 25th Dakar, completed the final stage in 11th place with a time of 02:27:21, +9:48 behind the leader. This was enough to secure fifth place overall, holding his lead over sixth place Shaikh Khalid Al Qassimi of Abu Dhabi Racing by +6:43.
The 43rd edition of the Dakar Rally was Bahrain Raid Xtreme’s debut, with Roma’s result the best performance by any new team on its maiden Dakar.