Wow! What a journey its been so far. After selling my home and training for 3 years to get to the Dakar Rally in 2015, I crashed out in the dunes of the Atacama Desert. In 2016 I returned, but luck would elude me again with another DNF - this time from a mechanical problem and fatigue. 2018 saw me in Africa, but again mechanical issues thwarted my attempt. Its going to take a little financial help to see me go once again in 2019. I hope to raise the money needed by continuing with our guided trail rides in the South West, auctioning off items, and finding more sponsors. Thank you for everyones support so far. Corky

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.