It’s the seventh Dakar for Hans-Jos Liefhebber. His name says about everything: liefhebber is Dutch for lover, enthusiast. Well, that’s exactly what the Dutchman is, as he loves riding his bike in the Dakar, being away from daily life. He’s competing in the ‘Original’ class, doing it all by himself.
H-J.L.: “I just love the riding. Riding and nothing else for two weeks. When the days are long and tough, I’m at my best. I have no further goals or expectations. The last Dakar I did in 2016, I was able to help quite a few people. It gave me a good feeling to be able to do that. I love the sand and the dunes, it looks like we’ll have a lot of fun in the first week in Peru.”
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