Originally Posted by Wilson9068
This guy is currently running in 106th place halfway through day 2. Go Nicolas Boyer
From google translate and the Dakar site:
"bike only costs 3500 euros! '
This time comeback for Nicolas Boyer. He loves the bike in all its forms, and practice since the age of seven years on the tracks cross or enduro, the most prestigious circuits as the Bol d'Or, and of course on the dunes of Dakar, he won in 2001, finishing 35th on the same shores of Lac Rose. Since the Ardèche also tasted the boat races, but returned after a 12 year absence on the gold standard, the Dakar. To spice up the game, Nicolas is not only committed without assistance, but especially straddles an old Honda XR 400 from 1999, a model that will only drive the rally. With one of the smallest budgets of the plateau, the ghost also wants to show that the Dakar can be considered modestly.
"The same year, I had the Dakar and the Bol d'Or, which is not bad for a biker. Since then I've done other things, but every time I meet someone, he asks me when I'm leaving on the Dakar. And this year, I got the call from South America. I have an old bike, but it is a simple and reliable mechanics. There is a sentimental side to jump with a motorcycle in 1999, but it also worked many times. When others leave with a machine 35 000 euros, mine only costs 3500 euros! I have a total budget of 25,000 euros, I do not see how we can do less. I'm trunk-bikes because I think that is where are the true values of Dakar. Moreover, if the objective is simply to reach the end, I'm also tempted by the victory in this category. "