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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.

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