“My motto is: finish what you start!”
Alessandro Barbero was born in Turin but lives in Sardinia, precisely at Capo Coda Cavallo, very close to San Teodoro, where he owns and runs an hotel where many rally factory riders pass by. Some, like Helder Rodrigues or Jordi Viladoms became good friends and he started training with them. In 2007 he started doing important rallies like the Pharaons Rally and many others followed like the Touareg Rally, the Merzouga Rally and The Sardinia Rally. In 2013 he joined the Africa Eco race and then the Dakar in South America in 2016. Unfortunately he could not finish the rally for a crash. But this prevented him from continuing competing. Barbero will be in Saudi Arabia in January 2020 for a new adventure.
“I’m lucky because I live in an incredible place: Sardinia. In my hotel I have had the opportunity to host many factory riders and it has become natural to train with them. I love riding since I was young but I discovered the rally-raid discipline later on. The first memory I have from my Dakar, a nice glass of grappa with Fernando Prades in Bolivia after I crashed. I met Fernando Prades in Africa and since then we are friends and he did his assistance during the Dakar. This time I have decided to do the mechanics alone so Fernando, known as “Piccolo”, will prepare only my bike. I’m really curious to discover a new country. My target is to finish the rally because it’s part of my mentality: to finish what I started!”.
- Mark : KTM
- Model : KTC 450 SXE
- Performance tuner : PKL Racing Garage
- Assistance : Original by Motul
- Class : G2.1 Super production
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