N°32 Bike HERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY
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SEBASTIAN BÜHLER

(deu) Born on 13/10/1994 1.75m / 74kg

Sponsors

Bühler Technologies, V.M. Bühler, Montoni

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2019: 20th (3rd rookie)

2019: Baja Reguengos de Monsaraz (1st), Enduro Santo André (3rd), Panafrica Rally (3rd), Baja Portalegre (1st)
2018: Troféu Yamaha: Official Class (1st), X-Trophy Resistência Todo Terreno (1st), Baja TT Idanha-a-Nova (1st), Baja Portalegre (1st)
2017: National TT championship (2nd), Troféu Yamaha (3rd), Panafrica Rally (4th)
2016: National TT1 championship (1st), national TT championship (2nd), Merzouga Rally (19th), Navigation Rally Raid Portugal (3rd), Serres Rally Greece (4th)
2015: National TT1 championship (3rd)
2014: National TT1 championship (1st), Troféu Yamaha: Official Class (3rd), Bajas Terras de Alcoutim Open (4th)
2013: National TT1 championship (3rd), Troféu Yamaha: 250cc (1st)

Interview

“Every Dakar is something completely different”

Sebastian Bühler enjoyed a superb debut in the bikes last year, finishing 20th overall and as the third-best rookie behind BAS Dakar duo Ross Branch and Kenny Gilbert. Though he was born to German parents in Duisburg, the 25-year-old has spent most of his life in Portugal, and has fond memories of watching the Dakar in Lisbon as a boy. He started riding a bike at the age of five and went on to enjoy great success in Portugal’s national TT1 championship, after a breakout season in 2013. Several years ago he began to explore offroad racing, with solid outings at the Merzouga and Panafrica Rallies convincing him he had what it took to compete in the Dakar. Having fulfilled a childhood dream by sweeping into the top 20 last year, Sebastian is now determined to reach the finish line again during this first edition in Saudi Arabia. His preparations have been solid, with a podium at Panafrica and a second consecutive victory at the prestigious Baja Portalegre, where he suffered a crash in 2017. Throw in the experience he gained at last year’s Dakar, and the most Portuguese of Germans could well be targeting a place in the top 15 this time around.

“I was and still am very happy with my result at last year's Dakar. I didn't expect to finish as the third rookie. However, the most important thing for me was to cross the finish line. I started every stage calmly and without risking anything. I managed my efforts day by day without thinking of any result. Finishing in the top 20 and as the third-best rookie was a perfect reward. I wouldn't say I feel more prepared than last year, because over the past two years I've trained a lot, preparing myself with rallies and different kinds of races here in Portugal. However, as this is my second year, I know the process of the Dakar, so not everything will be new to me. Although at the same time, every Dakar is something completely different. My goal for Dakar 2020 is to cross the finish line again and be able to say I felt comfortable on my bike, with the navigation and the terrain. I'm really curious about seeing how the rally will be in Saudi Arabia.”

Vehicle

HERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY

  • Mark : HERO
  • Model : 450 RALLY
  • Performance tuner : Speedbrain
  • Assistance : Speedbrain
  • Class : G2.1 Super production

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