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Sam Sunderland, #14 Red Bull KTM Factory Team Previous Dakar:
2012 DNF, 2014 DNF, 2015 DNF Sunderland is described by some as the most talented rider never to have won (or even finished…) the Dakar. He has bagged a stage win, but his all-out style can lead to crashes and breakdowns.
Lyndon Poskitt, #100 Races to Places Previous Dakar:
2013 46th Poskitt finished his first Dakar in 2013 and had a top 10 stage finish. For the last couple of years he’s been travelling the world on a KTM 690 and has spent the last three months riding through America. He’s racing Malle Moto (unassisted) this year.
Max Hunt, #107 HT Husqvarna Rally Raid Previous Dakar:
Rookie Hunt’s background is in track racing and he even secured a BSB ride in 2010, but a bad crash in 2011 ended his career. Hunt since developed a love of travelling then decided to enter the Dakar. Although a rookie, third at the Libya rally shows real promise.
David Watson, #120 Select Property Group Previous Dakar:
Rookie Watson has had success on the UK Rally scene, before a huge crash in Abu Dhabi resulted in a broken back and smashed ankles. Watson returned a year later and finished the rally. Now he has assembled a crew of friends and family to help him this year.
Kurt Burroughs, #156 K66 Racing Previous Dakar:
Rookie Burroughs comes to his first Dakar with a 100% finish rate in rallies. In fact, thanks to a good result in Qatar, Burroughs finished 2016 as the second-placed British rider in the World Cross Country Rally Championship behind Sunderland.