Austin Jones is being recognized with a 2022 Impact Award in the UTV category for his victory at the 44th Dakar Rally.
When asked about the win at Dakar, Austin told Racer.com, “Our strategy going in was that we didn’t want to win any stages — in particular, our first week. The plan was always: get to the rest day, get to halfway through the race and then make a new plan after that. We wanted to be in the top five every single day. After the rest day, we looked at where we were and who we were racing against, and how everyone was doing in the race and made a plan from there. We decided which days to push and which days to sit back a little bit. It was really back and forth up until the last day when we realized we had to go.”
Off-road racing is my passion and it is a lifestyle.
I am looking to the future and winning the FIA World Cup of Rallys and Dakar 2022.