SA riders show real Dakar Rally spirit, helping first, racing second

2015-01-06 00:00

THE two South Africans racing on quads in the 14-day Dakar rally ended the first day at the tail-end of the 49 strong field, but first in team spirit.

Three South African riders are competing in the 168-strong bike field — arguably the toughest category of the Dakar. Only Riaan van Niekerk, for Team Broadlink KTM, yesterday ended 12 and he is gunning hard for the Top 10. But riding fast while navigating is really hard and on the Dakar, you can only go as fast as you can read and navigate, Van Niekerk said.

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