Matthias Walkner was a former motocross rider and made the switch to Rally-Raid in 2015. At his first Dakar, Matthias impressed by winning the third stage. Later that year he became the 2015 FI World Cross-Country Rallies Champion. Fast forward three years and Matthias won the legendary Dakar Rally in 2018. This great result lead for Matthias to become the first-ever Austrian to win the Dakar in the motorcycle category.