It's the story of three friends who had a dream of doing the Dakar. Their names: Pawel Stasiaczek, Michal Hernik and Norbert Madetko. All three knew that to live their dream, theyfirst had to prepare for it. They first decided to travel to Africa to witness similar terrain to whatthey would have once on the Dakar. Morocco, Mauritania, Mali or Burkina Faso were just a fewof the countries visited by the enthusiastic Poles. Then came the choice of bikes and theyturned to real pros, eventually acquiring KTMs from Marek Dabrowski and Jacek Czachor. Afternicknaming their machines Cizia, Zike and Baby, it was time to race. After competing in AbuDhabi, they were all set for the Dakar. Sadly only two will be on the start line in Buenos Aires :Pawel and Michal. Finishing the rally and taking Cizia and Baby back to the Argentinean capital would be their success.
“Getting ready to Dakar took us two years. But we don't know what awaits us during this rally. It is difficult to evaluate because our references come from the rallies we competed in Morocco and Abu Dhabi. The Rally of Morocco is very similar to the Dakar in terms of terrain. The difference is that it only lasts six days, that's basically three stages of the Dakar. In terms of amateurs, our goal will be to complete the rally whatever the position. That would be our success. Our most powerful asset is our friendship and mutual support in difficult moments after heavy days. This is due to our common dream and the adventure we lived to prepare for the Dakar. Our weakest point will probably dealing with the emotions and stress of such an event.”