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ROOKIE PRICE RULES THE DAKAR DUNES IN WEEK ONE

Sara Price has achieved an impressive second position in the SSV class following a challenging first week in Saudi Arabia. The vast sand dunes of the terrain have been a focal point for the rookie Dakar competitor, testing her skills and resilience.

Reflecting on her unexpected success, Price expressed both surprise and determination. “That first week has been a bit of a rollercoaster,” she admitted. “But we’re here and we’re second. Honestly, I didn’t expect that.”

Navigating through the demanding landscape of the Dakar, Price and her co-driver Jeremy Gray have encountered the extreme nature of the event. “Dakar is definitely a little bit more extreme than I expected,” she remarked. “But I don’t know what I was prepared for.”

Despite her achievements, Price remains grounded, recognizing the challenges that lie ahead. “There’s a long way to go,” she acknowledged. “I’m not going to get excited.”

Price’s experience in Baja off-road racing has provided valuable skills, but the Dakar presents a unique set of challenges, particularly the formidable dunes. “The dunes,” Price exclaimed, “some of those things are just insane.”

With the competition far from over, Price adopts a pragmatic approach, focusing on each day’s challenges. “We’re going day-by-day,” she affirmed. “The focus out here is so intense.”

After a well-deserved rest day, Price and her team prepare to tackle the next stage of the Dakar, maintaining their dedication and determination as they strive for success in the remaining days of the event.

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