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Brenno Brignardi and his “troubles” the Dakar 1991

Penultimate stage: Kiffa-Kayes – Tambacounda. I'm tired and like everyone else, I am consumed by the fatigue and stress of this race. I strongly wanted it, I felt I had to give myself this adventure. I lived it as a way to close a circle opened many years before, in 1976. A circle linked to a wonderful sport made of nature, engines, […]

Dakar 1985 | story of a Dakarian find

Text by Nicolò Bertaccini Despite having been on many posters hanging in the room or in the garage, the paris-dakar pilots have always been normal people, neighbors, classmates, childhood friends. They all have behind them stories similar to those of all of us, only that at some point they pursued with great […]

DAKAR 2002 | Fabrizio's second

Text by PIERO BATINI – (MOTO.IT) When Fabrizio Meoni wins his first Dakar, in 2001, the history of the famous African marathon turns the page to open one of its most beautiful chapters. Fabrizio gives KTM his first win, and in the Mattighoffen Factory the enthusiasm for the Dakar explodes, until then fed mainly by the […]

DAKAR 1991 Private and public pilots ashamed

Article by Nico Cereghini Two images to focus the spirit of the private drivers at the Dakar The German Brunner pushing his Suzuki up under the finish line of The Pink Lake his face reduced to a blood mask. the foreman of his destroyed bike in the last fall. And again Brenno Bignardi in Tambacounda after the last 50 kilometers […]

DAKAR 1985 | The Chronicle of the Race

We missed him very little. After six editions of the Paris-Dakar in which the Italians, As a matter of fact, they had never shone, this year the African marathon was going to turn into a triumph for our colors. The triumph was not there, complicit in a good deal of bad luck, who put out the assistance of the Yamaha-Belgarda (assistance […]

Dakar 1985 | Rahier and Picco tell each other

The Long Beards, the faces dug, the reddish powder stuck on him, the recessed eyes, hands with huge calluses, dirty bikes, unpainted, Welded, patched up. Paris-Dakar veterans look like this on saly-portudal beach, 80 kilometers from the finish, the night before the big arrival on the ocean wetdry of the Senegalese capital. The Great Adventure […]

Goal Dakar, 50 Africa Twin per the Dakar 1989

“Make those who start suffer and make those who remain dream” was the motto of Thierry Sabine's Paris-Dakar, died on 14 January 1986. Two years later, on the occasion of the release of the Africa Twin, Honda France offered to 50 by “those who usually stay” to also participate in the Dakar 1989. In 1988, Hervé Guio, the head of […]

Cyril Despres, the career of a Dakarian myth

With his fifth win at the Dakar Cyril Despres ranks among the first rallyers of all time and in fact as one of the greatest drivers ever. Some say it is the natural successor of Stéphane Peterhansel and his exploits are useful for the extraordinary athlete and man who lies under that helmet often covered […]

DAKAR 1988 | “But that's not a tuareg!”

Taken from: Gazzetta dello Sport 16 January 1988 Text of: Text: Enrico Minazzi TESSALIT (Mali) — The Customs Officer of Niger, basque green on the head identical to that of our Yellow Flames, had just finished asking for the ritual" cadeaux, monsieur" (Gifts, Sir) in the purest local style. Shirts (also dirty and used), skidded trousers, Stickers, Cappellini. […]