He Zhitao is one of the world's most gifted young entrepreneurs, a self-made billionaire at the age of just 36. The CEO of software giant Hangzhou Liaison Interactive Information Technology, he took up racing in 2015, showing that he also had plenty of flair behind the wheel. With the help and advice of compatriot Yong Zhou, China's most successful Dakar participant, He has taken part in the Dakar on three occasions, though after improving from 65th in 2016 to 34th in 2017, he was forced to abandon the rally after nine stages last year. Undeterred, he returns in 2019 with faithful co-driver Kai Zhao as part of the Boundless Yong Racing Team, looking to break into the top 30 of the world's toughest rally.
“In the Dakar, you get an idea of how people deal with difficult situations. When you are faced with challenges, you can either choose to retreat or face them head on. I am the kind of person who faces them head on."
YONG RACING TEAM
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