Partnering up with a new co-driver in Sean Berriman for the 2020 edition, Casey Currie was among a number of Can-Am drivers vying for supremacy in the first week of competition.
But as his rivals dropped away one by one and defending champion Francisco ‘Chaleco’ Lopez gave up nearly an hour in the first stage after the rest day, Currie was suddenly in possession of a 30-minute lead.
Lopez made inroads on the gap in the following days, but then suffered from tire dramas in Stage 10, leaving Currie with an unassailable lead.
Though the American scored no stage wins in the 2020 editions, he brought his Can-Am home to triumph by 39 minutes in the general classification. Currie and Berriman were among the first Americans to win the Dakar Rally in 42 years, after Ricky Brabec crossed the line first on a motorcycle.