For the first time, Polaris is announcing a factory-backed RZR Dakar team. Polaris will be sending three of their drivers to the 2021 Dakar Rally with full team support. Craig Scanlon, Kristen Matlock and Wayne Matlock have been announced to the team.
The team will make their Dakar debut in the SSV class. The Matlocks and Scanlon will campaign the 2021 Polaris RZR Pro XP. In addition to the three talented drivers, Darren Skilton will manage the team. Skilton has more than 25 years’ experience at Dakar. Polaris is also bringing along experienced navigators Sam Hayes, Max Eddy and Keith Redstrom.
Kristen Matlock is just coming off a huge win at the SCORE Baja 500. “In the world of off-road racing, getting the chance to participate in the Dakar Rally is an opportunity of a lifetime, and we are humbled to be part of RZR’s inaugural group of racers,” said Wayne Matlock. “We are thrilled to be backed by this industry-leading team and an incredible army of sponsors to help prepare us and our machines for this endeavor.”
The 2021 Dakar Rally will be held January 3rd, 2021 through January 15th, 2021 in Saudi Arabia.