Bikes have always been part of Marcos Colvero’s existence and even his current family life involves riding. Indeed his wife Jennifer and two children Pedro and Valentin are all keen bikers, especially on motocross tracks. After years of training and competing on dirt circuits and off-road, time has come for the 46-year-old Brazilian to take on the Dakar. A regular on the Rally Dos Sertoes that he raced five times, Marcos got a first taste of the sandy Peruvian dunes when he competed in the Desafio Inca. A nice dress rehearsal before the big one: the Dakar.
“Sports has always been part of my life. Since I remember, from the very beginning of my childhood, I have been involved in quite a few sports. My real passion however concerns motorbike races: mostly motocross and rallies. I’ve been doing that for more than 20 years facing all kinds of situations, from some very intensive years of training and competing until some very difficult times due to some bad crashes and injuries. All of this brought me here today, with a very consistence track record that made me strong mentally, physically and technically to face Dakar in 2019. In this first year I intend to enjoy and learn as much as possible about this amazing race. So, my ambition on the Dakar 2019 is just to finish and, if possible, without issues! I had a bad crash in July training for the Dakar. My left hand was seriously damaged and I had to go through 6 hours of surgery to rebuild and fix every single bone and ligaments of the wrist. So, that’s my main concern besides all the challenges that the Dakar rally represents in itself.”
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