Originally Posted by danedg
I’d never heard of Andy Caldecott before this week.
AC `owned` the Safari for a few years and his reputation and showing in earlier Dakars` brought him to the attention of an Italian team who offered him a ride in the 2006 race to replace a rider who had been injured.
If anyone has a copy of the `Race To Dakar` DVD (Charlie Boormans` effort) there is a a very short interview with Andy while the circus is still in Europe.
Andy crashed not long after he refueled, in the same manner as Fabrizio Meoni died the year previously. All riders` wore neck braces as required equipment from the 2007 Dakar race onwards.