POSKITT MAKES THE PODIUM
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.