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ATTENTION - IMPORTANT INFORMATION: DUE TO THE STRIKE MOVEMENT EXPECTED ON DECEMBER 5th IN FRANCE, THE SCRUTINEERING AND THE BOARDING WILL TAKE PLACE ON DECEMBER 3rd AND 4th.
N°104 Bike BAS DAKAR KTM RACING TEAM
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KYLE MC COY

(usa) Born on 28/12/1978 1.85m / 75kg

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Klim

2020: first appearance

2019: Africa Eco Race, Sonora Rally, Baja Rally

Interview

“A need to be on the edge”

To be able to finish the Dakar, one has to be physically prepared and mentally up for the challenge. Kyle McCoy has all those assets. Now a financial advisor based in Seattle, he used to be an army officer and was based in Afghanistan for four tours. The heat, the sleep and food deprivation don’t scare him. Kyle however knows he’ll have to ride conservatively if he wants to reach the finish. Pretty new to the discipline (he started riding bikes only 8 years ago), the Oklahoma native wanted to first test himself on other rallies. Having done so in style, McCoy is ready for the big one, delighted to discover a new country.

“Having been an army officer (4 tours in Afghanistan) I enjoy the camaraderie and the competitive nature. I have this need of being on the edge. And that’s what I’m looking for with the Dakar. I also have this goal to visit one hundred countries in my life (I’ve already seen 40) and discovering Saudi Arabia is a great opportunity. I’m really looking forward to new landscapes and although I’m worried by the scale of it I’m fascinated by the “empty corner”. I only started riding bikes 8 years ago. I slowly became interested in the Dakar after watching documentaries. I first wanted to test myself on the Africa Eco Race. Having finished and enjoyed that, I knew I had to give the Dakar a go. I don’t want to let all the people who support me down. I therefore promised myself that I would start out conservatively. My children are super excited about me doing the Dakar. My wife? She knew what she was for when she married me...”

Vehicle

BAS DAKAR KTM RACING TEAM

  • Mark : KTM
  • Model : 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA
  • Performance tuner : Bas Dakar KTM Racing team
  • Assistance : Bas Dakar KTM Racing team
  • Class : M_G2.1 : G2.1 Super Production – 0 à 450 cm3

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