N°111 Bike HT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING
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MICHAEL DOCHERTY

(zaf) 1.78m / 82kg

Hobbies

Cycling , Off Road Riding & Training

Sponsors

Team Dad, Husqvarna Motorcycles, SRG Motorsports UAE, HT Rally Raid, Transcom Sharaf, Alpine Stars, McClarty Shipping, NS 45 Dubai and many special Family & Friends

1st participation

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

2022: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (DNF After Leading Stage 1)
2021: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (1st Rally 2)
1st Place B Final MX of Nations Red Bud USA 2018
2017 to 2020 UAE MX 1 National Champion

Interview

“A top 5 in Rally2 would be a good result”

Michael Docherty started racing motorcycles at the tender age of 6 and at 8 won the South Africa National 65cc Championship. Since then he has had considerable success in the discipline racing in the States, Europe and the Middle East. Living in Dubai these last 3 years he inevitably started riding in the desert and in 2021 entered his first rally-raid, the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, going on to win the Rally2 class. He was back again in 2022 and won the prologue and the first stage before crashing out on day 2. Now with help from SRG Motorsports in Dubai and HT Rally Raid he has finally got himself to Dakar. Since his crash earlier in the year he’s downgraded his ambitions a tad from wanting to replicate his 2021 Desert Challenge performance to being happy to settle for a top 5 in the Rally2 class. Definitely one to watch in 2023.

“Rally-raid is obviously completely different from moto-x and I have a lot to learn but I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve done so far and if it turned out that I had the ability to make a go of it I’d jump at the chance. But lets not get ahead of ourselves. There’s a big challenge coming up for me in January and the most important thing is to get to the end and we’ll see where it goes from there.”

Vehicle

HT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING

HUSQVARNA FR 450 RALLY
HT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING

  • HUSQVARNA
  • FR 450 RALLY
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  • HT Rally Raid
  • Rally 2

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