Originally Posted by Aussie66
Another guy we will be following on the side line from our pleasant gulf state will be James West.
Missed out on being Cyril's water carrier a couple of years back due to injury before the race. James owns and runs a desert tour operation here in Dubai and probably has more seat time than most in the sand. Exceptions excluded.
Probably not as outright fast as Sam but for sure a very fast rider.
The last minute ride came about from his connections with Sherco. Riding the bike which Frans Verhoeven shaked down, ie broke everything he could on the bike.
I dont think James had a full year of testing as he was only informed that he got the ride a few months back. Steady dark horse who should be good for a top 20 overall. He can hang with the best in the sand.
PS still bummed out that Sam cant make it this year.
Don't forget Seb on the quads also - role on DC for Sam (hopefully)