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Old 11-21-2012, 01:10 AM   #13
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Age, maturity, experience...?

The OP (rallye) sent me a PM wondering what the age/average age of the DAKAR moto winners was... wondering if that plays a part in the pedigree?

Well this is what I came up with;

Cyril Neveu (5 wins) age 23 (1979 first) & 31 y.o. (1987 last)


Hubert Auriol win 1981 & 83 (29/31 y.o.)


Gaston Rahier 1984 (37 y.o.) & 1985 (38) R.I.P.


Gilles Lalay won 1989 age 27 R.I.P


Edi Oriol (4 wins) age 26 (1988 first) & 34 y.o. (1996 last)



Stephane Peterhansel (6 wins) age 26 (1991 first) & 33 y.o. (1998 last)



Richard Sainct (3 wins) age 29 (1999 & 2000) & 33 y.o. (2003 last) R.I.P


Fabrizio Meoni won 2001/02 age 44/45 R.I.P


Nani Roma won 2004 age 32


Cyril Despres (4 wins) age 31 (2005 first) & 38 y.o. (2012 most recent)


Marc Coma (3 wins) age 30 (2006 first) & 35 y.o. (2011 most recent)




YOUNGEST rider to win - Neveu (23 years - 1979)

OLDEST rider to win - Meoni (45 years - 2002)

Average age of winners - 31,5 years old.

14 of the 33 winners to date were LESS than 31 years old at the time they achieved victory. The majority of these victories came in the rally's first 20 year history. In recent times (the last decade) the statitistics have been in favour of the more mature/experienced (31 years plus) riders.

This seems to back up the theory that experience and mental attitude is as important (or more) than pure riding ability/speed.


I don't think these guys are done... just yet.

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