In a race in which 124 riders competed, Oliveira had mechanical problems on the penultimate stage, that is, he had a major engine failure on his Moto KTM 50 which prevented him from completing the 11th stage yesterday, January 13th. This Friday, January 14th, the Mozambican managed to finish 116th in the last stage of edition number 44 of the Dakar Rally that had been taking place in Saudi Arabia since January 1st, where he completed all 480 kilometers, which allowed him to finish in 107th place in the general classification. The British rider, Sam Sunderland, was the big winner of the race, despite finishing in 109th position in the 12th stage, as Sunderland had a 03m27s advantage over Quintanilla who finished first in the last stage. Matthias Walkner (KTM) closed the podium places at 06m47s from the British driver. This is the second victory for the driver who, in 2017, had become the first Briton to win the Dakar. And this is the first victory for Gas Gas, an originally Spanish manufacturer, which was bought by KTM in 2019, when it was on the verge of bankruptcy. previous years, under the command of Portuguese Ruben Faria.
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