N°259 Quad DRAG'ON RALLY TEAM
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AXEL DUTRIE

(fra) 1.94m / 94kg

Hobbies

Son métier et les sports mécaniques

Sponsors

Drag’On Rally Team

2019 : Abandon (2e étape)
2018 : Abandon
2018 : 9e
2017 : 5e

2019 : Rallye du Maroc (1 étape)
2019 : 1er de l’Afriquia Merzouga Rally
2018 : 1er de l’Afriquia Merzouga Rally ; 1er du Rallye du Maroc
2017 : 3e du Rallye du Maroc ; 8e au Mondial du quad
2016 : 3e du Rallye du Maroc ; 3e du Rallye de Sardaigne
Régulièrement dans les 10 premiers quads de l’Enduropale du Touquet

Interview

“Not settle for defeat”

Axel Dutrie finished in the Top 10 in his first two Dakars, but the past two have been a grind Horrible luck related to engine problems has been his undoing. Last year, the problem occurred on the opening stage, leaving Axel to drop out the next day. But there is no quit in this raider. He stayed for the entire Dakar to help the other drivers in the Drag’on Rally team he strives to develop. Then, the quad racer from northern France quickly turned his attention to the 2020 Dakar. He switched to a 700 Raptor and spent several months making it more reliable. Axel knows that times when things down workout are part of the Dakar learning curve. The son of bike racer Guy Dutrie tried his luck in motocross prior to moving on to the larger quads that are better suited to his size. Racing with his head and never giving into the desire to open the throttle, Axel has become one of the better riders in the category. On the Saudi tracks, Axel is a serious contender for the Top 5 and why not the end-of-rally podium.

“I really want to return to the Dakar and especially not settle for defeat. We have done a lot of work since March to improve the quad. We changed the machines, added radiators, improved the engine and I put in thousands of kilometres to improve reliability. I have never been this much ahead of schedule because the quad was ready in October! This new Dakar promises to be very exciting with some landscapes that we will be the first to cross. A lot of veterans, who raced the Dakar in Africa are back this year, which will be a lot of fun. I am going to hold on to finish the rally by trying to avoid any mechanical problems.”

Vehicle

DRAG'ON RALLY TEAM

  • Mark : YAMAHA
  • Model : RAPTOR 700
  • Performance tuner : Drag’on Rally Team
  • Assistance : Drag’on Rally Team
  • Class : G3.1 - 2-wheel drive < 750 cm3

Ranking 2020

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