POSKITT MAKES THE PODIUM

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

Sam Sun­der­land wasn’t the only British racer to en­joy podium suc­cess in this year’s Dakar race, with fel­low KTM racer Lyn­don Poskitt tak­ing an in­cred­i­ble sec­ond place in the self-sup­ported Malle Moto class.

Run­ning solo with only a sin­gle box of tools and a tent, the Malle Moto is an even tougher bat­tle than the main race, with rac­ers forced into bike main­te­nance at the end of ev­ery day, lim­it­ing sleep to min­utes rather than hours.

But the per­ma­nently smil­ing Poskitt, 38, was reg­u­larly in­side the top 50, although he was three hours be­hind class win­ner Toomas Tri­isa.

The ex­hausted Har­ro­gate racer told MCN: “I had a lit­tle cry com­ing over the fin­ish, and I’m so happy and ex­cited to have done it – and now I get the chance to sleep for a week!”

While most rac­ers will be hop­ing to spend some time off the bike after nearly 5000 miles of rac­ing, Poskitt will now em­bark on the lat­est leg of an in­cred­i­ble ad­ven­ture that Dakar in only a part of. Rid­ing to South Amer­ica from Alaska as part of his epic ‘Races to Places’ ad­ven­ture se­ries, in­stead of head­ing home, he’s now head­ing fur­ther south again, this time to ex­plore Patag­o­nia.

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