N°71 Bike KLYMCIW RACING
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GARRETT POUCHER

(usa) Born on 13/03/1983 at United states 1.88m / 99kg

2019: first appearance

2017: Baja Rally (1st), Sonora Rally
Baja Score series, Baja 1000

Interview

“My wife tells me to work more and race less…”

His passion for the Dakar started when watching old VHS video tapes of the event in Africa. Not too surprising for a youngster who started riding bikes at the age of 3 and would spend all his holidays in the desert. But life pushed back Garrett Poucher’s dream of one day participating in the World’s toughest rally. Father at the early age of eighteen, the priority was to find a serious occupation and raise what is now a huge family (7 children between his wife and him). Basically Garrett started riding at a competitive level only three years ago. But that passion appears to have now taken over, despite his wife insisting that he works more. He will therefore be on the start line of the Dakar on a KTM prepared by Klymciw Racing and will have at his side promising Skyler Howes. The goal is first to learn, to finish and to come back with an even more competitive program. Garrett is ambitious and this 2019 Dakar could be the first of a long series.

“Every day since I was a kid, the Dakar was a dream. But with a big family and job, I only really started riding at a pro level three years ago. Now my wife who is a surgeon tells me I have to work more and race less. The Dakar is the ultimate adventure. I kept saying I wanted to do it but time came to go for it really. The media attention in the US is mainly focused on the top riders. There’s not much for the others. I want to help build the sport. The goal is to finish, to remain healthy, to learn and to come back with a pro program for the years to come. To enjoy myself is the whole point of it of course, but I’m a competitor. I’m always out there to push. I will need to use my head. With Skyler (Howes), the goal is to both reach the finish but we’re eventually there for wins. He’s very fast and I’m pretty sure he’ll become a dominant figure.”

Vehicle

KLYMCIW RACING

  • Mark : KTM
  • Model : 450 RALLY REPLICA
  • Performance tuner : KLYMCIW RACING
  • Assistance : GARRETT OFFROAD RACING
  • Class : M_G2.1 : G2.1 Super Production – 0 à 450 cm3

Ranking 2019

Scratch Stage General
1 46 46 46
2 118 118 111
3 29 29 79
4 52 56 66
5 35 35 48
6 49 48 46
7 36 35 45
8 25 23 37
9 27 27 33
10 32 32 32

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