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N°713 Classic DKR DAKAR CLASSIC TEAM

LUCA VENTURI

(ita) 1.82m / 79kg

Hobbies

Cycling, mountain hiking, photography, travel

Sponsors

Sabelt, Pakelo, Gruppo Basic, Kappa, Briko, IRD Squadra Corse, Enervit, Metalfresa

Interview

“Ready to face whatever obstacles are put in front of us”

Inspired by the stories of friends and acquaintances, Luca Venturi chose to start writing his own Dakar script in 2023. The enormity of the event doesn’t intimidate the desert enthusiast, who has trained on a myriad of different terrains in Morocco. Venturi carefully handpicked all of the key ‘elements’ for the project, including experienced co-driver Roberto Musi, an expert in mechanics who is responsible for the technical side of what will be his third Dakar event.


Luca Venturi: “I’ve always been passionate about the desert and now I’ll get to know it intimately. We have trained in Morocco on many different types of terrain; sand, rock, fast tracks and mountain roads where everything went well. Roberto is experienced in navigation and I believe we make a good team. For me the Dakar is as much a technical challenge, as it is a competition. I hope to stay calm, enjoy the landscape and travel deep into the desert. I’m ready to face whatever obstacles are put in front of us.”

Roberto Musi: “In the Dakar Classic, the role of navigator is very important because we must not only guide the driver along the correct route but control the average speed. I hope to add to the good memories from previous editions. As always, we’ll prepare and maintain the car each night. Morocco served to check how well we work together and gave Luca a chance to practice the constant speed in the dunes.”

Vehicle

DKR DAKAR CLASSIC TEAM

TOYOTA HDJ100
DKR DAKAR CLASSIC TEAM

  • TOYOTA
  • HDJ100
  • Roberto Musi
  • Roberto Musi
  • Classic Auto (intermediate average) > 97

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