18 Toby Price (AUS)

“I am really glad to be here in one piece. It’s been an up and down rally for me – on and off the bike, that is. The dunes have been tricky to read, but I have really enjoyed the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and I am glad to leave in one piece.”

2 Ricky Brabec (USA)

“Overall, it was very fast which I liked. It has been great to have taken part in the Abu Dhabi Desert Classic, and I am so happy to finish every rally I have taken part in. Yes, I am happy to go home in one piece.”

27 Joaquim Rodrigues (PRT)

“It’s been a pretty good day despite the terrain which was tricky to read. This is another good result, so I am really happy.”

7 Pablo Quintanilla (CHL)

“Overall, I am happy with my performance. I knew in the morning that I needed to stay focused against Ricky [Brabec]. In the end, Ricky managed to catch me. For me, racing in the desert is special.”

3 Sam Sunderland (GBR)

“I feel really cool. The Abu Dhabi Desert Classic is always difficult and this one more so because everyone was going really fast. It was a tough race, quite physical. Honestly, I am really happy and it’s a great second round of the championship.”

16 Ross Branch (BWA)

“The results are not what I wanted, but overall, it was a good race for me. These last couple of days I learnt a lot of things. It was good for my confidence.”

77 Luciano Benavides (ARG)

“Today was a nice stage. I tried to do some good navigation. I was together with Pablo [Quintanilla] and Toby [Price] till the end. It was nice to finish the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and to end it healthy.”

15 Lorenzo Santolino (SPA)

“Today was fast and I was pleased to be able to ride with Matthias [Walkner] until I got stuck in a dune. It has been my first time in the desert and my biggest memory is of the jumps and drops.”

5 Skyler Howes (USA)

“There were not many tricky areas out there, it was much faster in the final stage. The confidence is coming back and overall, I am happy to finish the race.”

98 Mason Klein (USA)

“My favourite and a special day for me. I really enjoyed the ride as it flowed well and I was able to take in the scenery. I rode with Matthias [Walkner] and learnt a lot. I have so many awesome memories to take home with me.”

6 Franco Caimi (ITA)

“It was a good stage and I had fun. I didn’t try much due to my hand injury. I am just happy to be healthy and finish the rally.”

103 Abdulaziz Ahli (UAE)

“Winning this time feels much better than the last time because this time I feel I worked really hard for it and all this hard work finally really paid off. I am really happy as the idea was to keep pushing each day. Today was different as I didn’t want to push much, but just ensure I finish the race in one piece.

“It’s such a great feeling for me as this is the first time for anyone to win the Quad category two times in-a-row. I am very happy and I believe I have set some new records in this race, so very happy with that as well.”