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DAKAR 2012

All the best to the British entrants in Dakar 2012. Look out for Toby and Jago and in particular Stan Watts who will be threatening the top 20. Desert Rose Racing will be there supporting the riders. Alistair Macrae also there from Scotland on 4 wheels.


Four of us headed for the Tuareg at the end of March. Mike Robertson, Mike Shepherd, Duncan Tweedy and myself. All supported by Patsy Quick's Team Desert Rose. Great fun event and it was nice to get the old KTM out for a final run through the dunes.

One point to learn though - you can't finish a Dakar then do almost nothing for 14 months and expect to be bike fit or otherwise fit for any desert rally..... back to the training...


The  full route  of the Rallye is now available on line at the Dakar website and shows the daily stages.

During the Rallye you can follow my progress throughout each day by using the live tracking feature on the Dakar website - just enter my race number - 141.

Stage 14 - final stage- 707 km with a 206 km special. Sandy tracks - and fast. Finished the Rally. Only the 2nd ever Scot to do so on a bike. 73rd on the stage - final placing 71st. Top Brit home.

Fairly battered and bruised but finished and still in one piece. See pic below

New pics up on the Gallery page

And This  is what it was all for - a DAKAR Finishers medal !

(c) dakar.com and ASO

Final Day - Buenos Aires

Finished and safe in the hotel. All in one piece. Job Done !!


Day 10 Bivouac

My view for the past 10 days

10 minutes after I arrive Tony has it stripped down

Rest day Antofagasta Jan 2010 - photos by Paul Carlyle

Desert Rose Bivouac - Rest Day

Some folk have work to do at the rest day

Dakar Bivouac and canteen - rest day 2010


Passed scrutineering - ready to race.

Desert Rose Support Truck and my spares

Me with Tony - the mechanic

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