“It's my turn now to be an actor”
He may be one of the excellent surprises of the next Dakar. After finishing twice in the Top 20 (14th in 2010 and 18th in 2012), Paolo Ceci returns to the Dakar on a brand new Speedbrain 450 Rally bike. Recent winner of the Transanatolia Rally, the Italian offroad and enduro riding instructor has the speed and the experience to be among the best riders. Alongside another promising rider Alessandro Botturi in a new team, Paolo hopes to improve his best performance on the rally.
“I started competing in enduro races back in 1992 and switched to off-road rallies in 1999. In 2004 I finished my first World level rally in Tunisia in 3rd position of the 450cc class. The Dakar is for me a great adventure and the number one race in the World. I have very fond memories of my first Dakar. It was very difficult but I was delighted with my result. I hope there will be a lot of navigation for this edition. My goal is to improve my best performance.”