The cameras did not catch it on that highlight, but I am seeing the top riders actually throw the bikes sideways and "scrub" the peaks of those dune jumps like motocrossers do to stay low. Not laying it flat like the MX guys do but still. Pretty remarkable and takes a lot of talent to do that on a Rally bike.Those dunes are really pushed up to a sharp peak. That takes lots of mental and physical stamina to keep cresting unknown dunes like mad man.
Yes sir. The closest overall Dakar in almost 20 years I believe. Top three, Sunderland (GG), Quintanilla (Honda) and Walkner (KTM) all covered by less than seven minutes and the top two by three minutes. This after almost 2500 miles of special tests, not counting the liaison mileage. First win win for Gas Gas, although as of now for the Rally bikes, the Gas Gas is a 100% KTM through and through, right down to the KTM VIN sticker visible on the frame. Van Beveren was 4th , and Barreda 5th overall.Sunderland took it