N°106 Bike BAS DAKAR TEAM
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GERBEN LIEVERDINK

(nld) Born on 04/05/1970 at Hengelo

Sponsors

Lieverdink Parket

http://www.basdakar.com

1st participation

2018: Merzouga Rally (46th)
2017: Morocco Desert Challenge (dnf broken engine)
2016: Le Touquet / Morocco Desert Challenge winner quad category / Red Bull Knock Out finisher
2015: Le Touquet / Morocco Desert Challenge / Alentejo Rally / Red Bull Knock Out finisher
2014: Le Touquet / Morocco Desert Challenge
2013: Le Touquet / Rally Albania 2nd Quad /
2012: Rally Albania / Alentejo Rally
2011: Eastern Europe Rally / Alentejo Rally

Interview

“I can’t wait too long to do the Dakar”

While being active in BMX and mountain biking from a young age, Gerben Lieverdink started racing with a quad at the age of 37. Five years long he and his brother Eric -the two of them are running a business in parquet floors- were competing in the different national competitions. In 2011 Lieverdink participated in his first rally-raid event: the Eastern Europe Rally. In the following years the two brothers competed in many rallies, but also in the famous Le Touquet Beachrace in France and guided tours in for example the dunes near Dubai. After finishing the Merzouga Rally last April, which went quite easy, Gerben Lieverdink realised now was the moment to go for the Dakar.

G.L.: “I competed in the Merzouga Rally this year, and finished 46th without any problems. I really enjoyed it and felt comfortable, also with the navigation. After a fitness test it turned out my results were quite good. I’m 48 years old now, so I can’t wait too long to do the Dakar. I try to be as fit as I can. I spend a lot of time on my mountainbike in the sand and I live near the ‘Hengelse zand’ with wide open spaces and lots of sand. I’m in the gym twice a week, and I have a crosstrainer and hometrainer in my house. On adrenalin and willpower I know I can come a long way. The 2019 route contains a lot of sand and dunes. I love riding in the dunes, I was in Dubai twice just to experience it. The images of the Dakar 2018 in Peru were amazing. During the Merzouga Rally, I was part of the BAS Dakar Team. I feel at ease with this team, everything is very well organised, and they will look after me during the Dakar.”

Vehicle

BAS DAKAR TEAM

  • Mark : KTM
  • Model : 450 RALLY REPLICA
  • Performance tuner : BAS Dakar Team
  • Assistance :
  • Class : M_G2.1 : G2.1 Super Production – 0 à 450 cm3

Ranking 2019

Scratch Stage General
1 96 96 96
2 123 123 123
3 105 105 113
4 97 97 108
5 88 88 93
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