Twin Cylinder Adventurer/Rally Racer/Rider/Guide, Dakar Competitor, Heavy Enduro/Big Bike Advocate. Currently pursuing Africa Eco Race on 2 cylinders. Runs HE Racing Rally Team.

Friday, 12 May 2017

2017 Race Report

Took 2 1st in class wins in the Tuareg & Morocco Desert Challenge rallies in March/April this year. I raced my purpose built KTM LC8 Rally wich had been heavily modified with an oil cooler, bigger radiator, custom nav tower, rear oil tank, rally fairing, and bigger/better suspension.



The Tuareg Rallye: The event is infamous for its relentless difficult terrain, and includes some 500km's of the toughest dune riding of any event. During the Kings Stage a miscalculation saw the LC8 run out of fuel just 6k from the end of the special. Final overall position - 6th.


Morocco Desert Challenge: The rally started in Agadir and finished in Saidia, and boasts to be the 3rd biggest rally after the Silk Way and Dakar. The event was made harder by riding in the 'Malle Moto' class which meant no assistance and living out of 2 metal boxes. A split fuel line on day 1, and having to nurse the bike home due to the mousse failing on day 6 dropped me to a 17th place overall.