Originally Posted by luisbelaustegui
I would like to start the conversation about americans riding Dakar.
This is the biggest off road event in the planet, it has 5.000.000 spectators, 1200 hours of TV.
Participants from 84 countries, the best technology, the best brands, the best fo the world racing and Very few americans interested.
Here we ride Enduros and Hare Scrambles, that are way harder to ride technically than the Dakar.
I do not understand why it is that it is not popular in the States.
Tomorrow I will upload some pictures of the last two events, we attempted to do it on a KTM 150cc, and the last time we almost got it.
Lots of us Racers in the states Love this event.
Many would love to race the Dakar ( It was a Big DREAM of mine until I broke my Back and my Hip in 1990.
I did come back and race many more Off Road events after that.
For my self at this time in life The cost off the Dakar would cover me for two Years of racing (6) scores events with money left over.
I think with a Race like the one I just did last month (NORRA Mexican 1000 4-day Rally) More Racers in the states will get the DAKAR BUG.
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