The Chilean Pablo Quintanilla and the manufacturer Husqvarna Motorcycles They have put end of their commitment of more than five seasons competing so much in the Cross-Country Rally World Championship of the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) and in the Dakar rally.
Quintanilla signed with Husqvarna prior to the 2016 Dakar Rally and immediately made his mark by claiming a stage win en route to third overall. That same year, the Chilean rider went on to lead the FIM Cross-Country Rally World Championship, managing to be on the podium four times.
Forced to withdraw from the 2017 Dakar, Pablo made up for his disappointment by successfully defending his world title, including a victory in the challenging Atacama Rally in his own country, a race he has won four times.
Runner-up in the world in 2018, Quintanilla stayed at the gates of the podium in the Dakar 2019 for just seven minutes, after more than 42 hours of racing through the deserts of South America, and after completing an injury-plagued 2019 season, the 34-year-old returned to fight in the 2020 Dakar, getting second place, his best result and that of Husqvarna in the tough test. In 2021 the test in the 7th position, behind the Spanish Lorenzo Santolino.