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ATTENTION - IMPORTANT INFORMATION: DUE TO THE STRIKE MOVEMENT EXPECTED ON DECEMBER 5th IN FRANCE, THE SCRUTINEERING AND THE BOARDING WILL TAKE PLACE ON DECEMBER 3rd AND 4th.
N°37 Bike HT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING
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PAUL SPIERINGS

(nld) Born on 03/06/1987 1.83m / 83kg

Sponsors

Aelbers Personeel, van Lijssel Transport

2019: 26th

2019: Morocco Desert Challenge (3rd), 1000 Dunas (4th)
2018: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (21st), Serres Rally (3rd), Rallye du Maroc (17th), Portugese Rally-raid championship
2017: Hellas Rally, Serres Rally
5 x times Dutch champion Enduro, European champion Enduro 2-stroke (2014)

Interview

“If I can manage to stay close to the top 20 every day, I will have a good Dakar’’

Paul Spierings finished 26th last January, a good result for the Dutchman in his first Dakar. Especially in the first days he rode safely to learn the rules of the Dakar and took no risks. Of course Spierings competed in different rally-raids to prepare for his first Dakar, but he soon realised the impact and intensity of the Dakar rally is so much bigger. With this experience, Spierings knows better how to approach his second Dakar. With a third place in the Morocco Desert Challenge, and a fourth place in the 1000 Dunas Rally Spierings scored two good results this year.

‘’I started the Dakar without pushing and just focused on getting to the finish. The first days I finished outside the top 50, towards the end of the race I was finishing within the top 20. I have no specific goals for my second Dakar, other than to try to do well every day as close to the top twenty as I can without taking risks and not finish outside the top fifty anymore. If I can manage to do that, I will have a good Dakar. We worked hard on the bike, together with HT Rally-raid, to improve the performance and handling. This worked out really well, as I feel more confident on the bike. I experienced this in Morocco last October. I rode less compared to last year, and I also became a father again for the third time of a beautiful daughter, but I worked hard on my marketing for this Dakar which worked out ok.”

Vehicle

HT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING

  • Mark : HUSQVARNA
  • Model : FR 450 RALLY
  • Performance tuner : HT Rally-Raid
  • Assistance : HT Rally-Raid
  • Class : M_G2.1 : G2.1 Super Production – 0 à 450 cm3

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