In order to be ready for the debut of this new great challenge, from the beginning of June Andrea Schiumarini, Andrea Succi and Salvatore Massimo have changed their daily routine to prepare fully for the Dakar Rally with a specific diet and a physical training. They have organized their racing season with key competitions so that they could train the endurance. The final test was in the desert in November, so that they could refresh the technique on how to drive in the sand. This final preparation was crucial considered the route of this year Dakar. The dunes of the Peruvian desert will be very challenging and our trio want to arrive well prepared. In reality, the first challenge was to find the budget. Once they found a group of partners that believed in their project, they started to organize all the details. The target? “For every competitors of the Dakar to cross the finish line is the goal. We will tackle every stage as a new adventure, we are fascinated and scared at the same time by this race that is famous for being the toughest in the world. We know that solidarity and team spirit among the competitors is a unique part of the Dakar and this is what we like about it.
“For the three of us it will be a sort of baptism! It’s the first ever Dakar, a dream come true since we were kids. We grew up with the myth of Thierry Sabine. We were following the Dakar on TV when it was in Africa and we were fascinated by the open landscapes, the spirit of adventure and the desire to know new cultures, new people and new countries”.
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