By Nasser Al Attiyah, the car class of the Dakar Rally, a 5,900-mile off-road race through Argentina and Chile. The Qatari driver, the rally's first Arab winner, beat his closest competitor in the two-week, 13-stage race by more than 49 minutes. Though Argentines would celebrate their own Alejandro Patronelli's win in the quad class, on Saturday, the nation also had to grapple with the dangers of the race after a 42-year-old farmworker, Marcelo Reales, died Thursday in a collision with Argentine driver Eduardo Amor. It was just the latest fatality in the history of the rally, which has had more than 50 deaths in the last 30 years. Though organizers of the event—which moved to South America in 2009 after originating in 1979 as a race from Paris to Dakar, Senegal—have taken steps to improve safety, such as mandating that racers slow down within town limits, it remains a largely lawless affair. Says France's Hubert Auriol, three-time Dakar champion and former director of the rally, "The organizers do everything they can to ensure security ... [but] everyone is master of his own fate."