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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°96 Bike YAMAHA TEAM PITTENS NETHERLANDS
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WESLEY PITTENS

(nld) Born on 12/12/1992 1.91m / 95kg

Sponsors

Yamaha Netherlands, Super B, Hoodhunt, TopEvents, Fijnmetaal, Top Moto Apeldoorn

http://www.pittensracing.nl/

2019: ab stage 5

2018: Merzouga Rally (28th), Serres Rally (2nd), Dutch champion Enduro E2
2017: Hellas Rally, Serres Rally
2014: Dutch champion Enduro E2
2013: 2nd in Dutch championship Enduro E3
2012: Dutch champion motocross MX3

Interview

“It’s been a tough year after braking 16 bones”

Wesley Pittens had a hell of a year. After having to abandon the Dakar in his debut he crashed heavily in a race that was meant for training, breaking no less than sixteen bones. Recovery was tough and nobody gave a penny for his chances to be ready in time for the Dakar, but Pittens refused to take that defeat. With several national titles in motocross and enduro on his palmares the Dutchman makes a living as motocross instructor. He is back on the bike since September, a few weeks after becoming a dad for the first time.

W.P.: “I was just a little boy when I told my friends that one day I would be competing in the Dakar. In 2016 it came closer, when I joined Yamaha Netherlands and together with Dakar veterans Henk Knuiman and Frans Verhoeven made a plan. They are both multiple top 10 finishers and they helped me a lot by explaining what can happen in certain situations, and how to deal with that. That’s priceless. I’ve been riding bikes since I was little and I want to experience as much as I can on a bike, and Dakar is the ultimate way to do that. It’s been a tough year but all these years in motocross and enduro helped me a lot in my recovery.”

Vehicle

YAMAHA TEAM PITTENS NETHERLANDS

  • Mark : YAMAHA
  • Model : WR450F RALLY REPLICA
  • Performance tuner : Yamaha Moto France
  • Assistance : Yamaha Moto France
  • Class : M_G2.1 : G2.1 Super Production – 0 à 450 cm3

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