Thu 13 February 2014

Podium pictures of the Dakar 2014

After a very tough Dakar edition last January, we are veru proud to show you the podium pictures of 5 of our 7 riders who achieved this ultimate goal!

First Carlos Gracida from Mexico, after finishing on the podium with us during the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in 2013, he now succeeded in arriving in Valparaiso without having too much trouble underway, a more then great performance.

Second rider was Thierry Traccan from France. With a very extended experience in Enduro and Motorcross but no experience in the dunes, he managed to arrive to the finish. For him a very good achievement and a proof that you have to be very strong mentally to arrive on the podium,

Next two friends from Estonia, first Toomas Triisa. Very eager to achieve the podium, he had to be slown down a little in the first week, but with his talent and strong mentality he knew how to ride and achieved this big goal, the podium of the Dakar!

His friend, Mart Meeru came to the Dakar with the same goal and dream, achieving the finish of the Dakar. He, just as Carlos, had a good trianing in the dunes of Abu Dhabi with us and was not too impressed by the first dunes, only in the Atacama he finally said "these were the dunes I was waiting for". With the whole Estonian family on the podium and with his friend Toomas.

Finally our rider from the USA, and the only American bike to finish the Dakar, Mike Johnson! Mike is a very experienced rider and he too came to Abu Dhabi for a good dune training. He encountered some technical problems in the first week, arrived very late one night and had to start again two hours later, but he kept going strong and finished on the magnificient podium in Valparaiso!

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