As I write this blog entry I'm also going through the registration process for the next edition of the Africa Eco Race.
It's been an ambition of mine to compete in this event and follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest riders in rally history. It's not for everyone but I'm addicted to the challenges of riding the bigger twin cylinder bikes. Riding them has given me my greatest and most enjoyable racing achievements. Entering both the Malle Moto and Twin Cylinder classes in the Africa Eco will be my ultimate rally adventure.
Earlier his year I took part in both the Tuareg and the Morroco Desert Challenge rallies on my modified KTM 950 Adventure with solid performances/results. Recently I just came back from an 8,000 km trip which included the Illyria Raid on the new Africa Twin.
The plan is to pull the 950 Rally out of retirement unless of course I'm offered a new KTM 1090 or Honda Africa Twin. To fund my entry I will be selling my much prized KTM Super Enduro that gave me my 1st taste of Twin Cylinder racing in the Hellas (2015) and the Tuareg Rally (2016).
Hel Performance, and JD Racing are supporting. Rally Raid Products have kindly offered to service my rear shock, Devon Moto have sorted me out with helmets from Bell, a mattress, & sleeping bag, Okehampton Cycles help with my bicycle needs for my training, & I have base layers, underwear, fleece jackets, and waterproofs from Jofama for the event.