N°60 Moto WU PU DA HAI DAO DAKAR RALLY TEAM
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ZHANG MIN

(chn) Né le 28/01/1977 1.78m / 75kg

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2019: 46th
2018: Ab. Stage 11
2017: Ab. Stage 2

2019: Taklimakan Rally (2nd)
2018: Taklimakan Rally (2nd)
2017: Taklimakan Rally (2nd)
2016: ATR (4th), Taklimakan Rally (3rd)
2015: Grand China Rally (4th), ATR (4th)
2013: ATR (2nd)

Interview

“Dakar 2019 gave me a taste of the power of persistence!”

After being forced to abandon the Dakar in his first two participations, it was third time lucky for Zhang Min as he reached the end of the 2019 edition in 46th place in the bikes. The Chinese rider has paid the price for mechanical gremlins in the past, pulling out early in 2017 because of issues with his Zongshen and then suffering engine failure with the Daming Racing Team in 2018. But there were no such problems last year as he finally got the measure of the world's toughest rally. After another solid season, including a third straight runner-up spot behind teammate Armand Monleon at the Taklimakan Rally, the 42-year-old is now ready for a fourth tilt at the Dakar, and is delighted to be taking part in the first edition in Asia. He will be hoping for another successful outing alongside Chinese teammates Zhao Hongyi and Zaker Yakp, although he isn't quite ready to follow in Hongyi's footsteps by competing in the Original by Motul class.

“Completing Dakar 2019 gave me a taste of the power of persistence! This year I enjoyed every challenge I had on the motorcycle, no matter what the result. I'm really looking forward to the race in Saudi Arabia, it's great that the Dakar has come to Asia for the first time. I don't know about doing Original by Motul but there may be opportunities to try different challenges and experience different competitions in the future.”

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WU PU DA HAI DAO DAKAR RALLY TEAM

  • Marque : KTM
  • Modèle : RALLY REPLICA 450
  • Préparateur : SDS Pro Race
  • Assistance : Wu Pu Da Hai Dao Dakar Rally Team
  • Classe : M_G2.1 : G2.1 Super production

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