Sunday 28 November at 11 am (Paris time) - Presentation of the 2022 Dakar


(aus) 1.88m / 96kg


riding bikes, adventure riding

Sponsors, Linkfire, Nomadas Adventure, Energy Coca-Cola, Aurora-rally, Kriega, 1Go, RDX, Buzz’s Bikes and bits, Yield Finance Group, Rally Spec, Wheel FX, TCE Precision

2021: first appearance

Hellas Rally, Panafrica Rally, Morocco Rally 2019, Africa Eco Race 2020


“It’s the ultimate rally and not many have the opportunity to go”

Saying that a Dakar biker has incomparable mental strength and is slightly crazy is a pleonasm. Two years ago, Andrew Houlihan, an experienced rider from New South Wales suffered a terrible crash during the Hellas Rally in Greece. An accident that sent him to hospital for a month, battling for his life, and later forced him to have several surgeries on his knees, but that crash was actually what pushed him to go for the Dakar. After experiencing events like the Morocco Rally or the Africa Eco Race last year, it was time for the “ultimate rally”. Part of the Nomadas Adventure team, he’ll have at his side Mexican Pablo Guillen, a man who became a friend and almost a part of his family back when Andrew was fighting to survive after his crash in Greece.

“I’ve been riding for the last twenty years. As I kid I rode bikes until age 15 and then stopped. It was when I met my wife that we decided to buy dirt bikes and I have since then been competing in motocross and rallies. My first real racing experience came at the Hellas Rally in 2018. On day 7 I suffered a big crash colliding with another rider. I had to spend a month in a Greek hospital fighting to survive. But despite that, the passion is still there. That accident just made me more determined to do the Dakar that was always in the back of my mind. After the Africa Eco Race, we decided (with his wife) to go for it. She’s an integral part of the project although she won’t be able to come to Saudi Arabia. Maybe one day we’ll compete together in a SSV. The Dakar is the ultimate rally. Not many have the opportunity to go. My body is full of titanium but it’s ok after surgery and I’ve done enough of navigation to be OK with that. The only ambition is to finish. I have no expectations for the first year because I intend to do it again in 2022. This one is a learning experience.”



  • Mark : KTM
  • Model : 450 RALLY REP
  • Performance tuner : Nomadas Adventure
  • Assistance : Nomadas Adventure
  • Class : G2.1 Super production

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