Jordi strip contains the debut of 1988

The debut of Jordi strip contains

The year of the debut of Jordi strip contains the Dakar is the 1988, Edition in which it participates on a motorcycle of Catalan origin, the Merlin, which of 31st overall and first in the category 500 CC.

Jordi Arcarons, fast rider in the desert, won 27 stages in 14 editions in which he participated, almost a record considering that better than he did just a sacred monster of Dakar, Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel who won well 33.

A formidable rider who despite never having won the competition, He finished on the podium well 5 editions (3 times second and 2 third times).

Maximum Montebelli and Fabrizio Meoni Dakar 1992

In memory of Max Malik

Talking and writing about characters who have left an indelible mark in the sport and they are no longer among us is never easy, We have therefore preferred to remember the words of those who knew him well.

Maximum Montebelli had participated in seven editions of the Paris-Dakar. In five of these had managed to cross the finish line and in 1993 It was his best finish, eighth, in front of many famous and overpaid professionals.

With him I think he's gone uNo piece of history of Dakar, the real one as he liked to call him, had won the Marathon class at the Paris-Le Cap with Meoni on the same team, the Yamaha BYRD, I like to think that we have found ourselves up there and continue to talk about racing sand dunes and special stages.

But the bike was also his work, especially with regard to the implementation of special tanks. For this he was nicknamed, and known throughout Italy and also abroad, like the wizard of aluminium.
(Maximum Source Marcaccini – Riders)

Aubert Auriol 1987

Hubert Auriol, When the pilot becomes a myth

A root, a root to break both legs.
A root to 20 kilometers from the finish.
A root on the road to victory at the Dakar.
A root in his fate and that of Cagiva.

Marc Joinea found Hubert Auriol just metres from that root prey to cries of pain he was trying to get back on bikes, helped him get back in the saddle, started the bike and agree to his will: getting back on the bike, continue to get to the finish line.
At the start of the stage was seven minutes ahead of second. Seven minutes..
His direct rival for the win, Neveu arrived to the finish line and from there began the count.
Neveu and cronomesti watching them l ’ horizon, to wait for the arrival of Hubert ’.

Seven minutes.
The first in the standings at the end of the stage, having regard to the short transfer to the next day's Rose Lake,would win the Dakar.

Seven minutes.
Seven minutes and that root.

It was Wednesday 21 January 1987 and Hubert Auriol cut the finish line of stage after five minutes of arrival of ’ Neveu: He still had a little less than two-minute head start. Was still in first place.
The motò stopped. Under the helmet you could hear screams and a desperate cry, l initial adrenaline ’, the one who restarted, After those 20 kilometers of suffering may have vanished.

None of all who ran meeting could imagine her condition and the reason for those tears.
Helped him get off the bike, the stretched themselves on the ground and took the helmet. The drama of his condition recur as soon as they were taken off the boots: ankle bones right out of the skin!

Rene Metge, the race Director, squeezed his hand while his doctors injected the morphine attenuated the pain.
Rahier approached him saying something, for his reply Hubert in form of lucid sincerity I drove out with my hand: He had suffered too much in the past.
While it was uploaded sula stretcher Hubert made the victory sign with their fingers while a smile was born out of that mask of pain.
Pernat in an interview with us issued told us that l ’ stronger and intense emotion in his long and intense career the ’ lived on the helicopter carrying Hubert to ’ hospital.
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Thierry Sabine 26 December 1978

Everything was born from the imagination of a French visionary. After organizing several African competitions, the 26 December 1978 started from the capital to the first edition of what later became a myth: the famous Paris – Dakar.

“Upon arrival on the beach of the Lake Rose will be another man who will throw his helmet” supported Sabine who subsequently founded the T.S. or. (Thierry Sabine Organization), until his death during the edition of 1986 the African race, When rushed with his HELO.