Originally Posted by Aussie66
Hans Vogels , Dutch enduro champion 2012 E2 class, 10th overal WEC. If you think tha Dakar or raid is popular in your new of the woods check out holland.
The pre dakar presentation a
(No real racing, pulls up to 30.000 spectators). Show me a country where there are that many enthusiasts at a friggin presentation.
Hans found some nice local sponsors for the Dakar, non to be found for a continuous WEC effort :( Hope he does well, his first serious try at a rally although he did have a good go at Sardinia.
Dakar is still alive and kicking here although some of the regulars face budget issues with the current economy. Then again, the Ginaf boys are back after their operation went bust.
We are indeed Dakar crazy and I hope we do get some longer stages in the coming years that bring back the sense of adventure vs world rally championship stages...
Bring us more guys like Toby Young and Henno on his old 500!!
PS. Have a look at Rob van Pelt Jr. Great heritage behind him and a few Euros to run some more events. No corporate sponsors here but he did beat a lot of big names last year while running malle moto on an aging crf.