I'm not sure just a single year of learning about rally is enough to put someone in a position to win Dakar, unless that whole year was spent doing rally events. I think it would take a bit more than that to get to the TOP with navigation and multi-day rally events. Given that Quinn Cody already has navigation and Dakar experience, and he's fast, I'd have him on the list.
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It will be Devilish !