THE BUILD-UP AND PREPARATION TO DAKAR 2017

From the moment David decided to enter the Dakar 2017 in January 2016, the roaring machine of the logistic and financial pressure started.

David had to plunge deep into his savings to make his Dakar 2017 dream a reality and participate in qualifying training races;
Each training race costs between €20 000 – €30 000 per event.

BUILD-UP TRAINING (1 YEAR)

THE PERSONAL FITNESS PROGRAM
In addition to competing in local races to maintain his speed and technique, David follows an intense personal fitness programme which is monitored by of team of doctors and personal trainers. This physically challenging routine includes:
Training 5 x per week and coaching including spinning in a pressurized room to simulate Bolivia’s high altitudes, Daily Yoga to improve breathing technique ,
Cycling and riding motorcycles as much as possible in mountainous and sand terrains.
Furthermore, David is required to a strict nutritional eating plan including specific protein shakes intake depending on his training.

BUILD-UP PERSONAL TEAM

David is being assisted in his journey to Dakar 2017 by:
A group of volunteers who assist him with personal logistics and communication support during his training rides and the lead up to the official race.
Team Manager for media &communication sponsoring, logistics
Bike back up rider
Back up vehicle
Media writer
Creatives (web/graphic/developer)
Specialised trainers & doctors

QUALIFYING RACES

TRAINING RALLIES

Abu dhabi Desert Challenge
(April 2016)

– Finished 10th in the motorcycle category

Merzouga Rally Morocco
(May 2016)

– 18th in the motorcycle category
– 5 day Race qualifying for the DAKAR RALLY

OiLibya Rally
Morocco
(October 2016)

– Rank Will be Posted here After the event.

Amageza Rally
South Africa
(November 2016)

– Rank Will be Posted here After the event.

TRAINING RALLIES

OiLibya Rally Morocco
(October 2016)

– Rank Will be Posted here After the event.

Amageza Rally South Africa
(November 2016)

– Rank Will be Posted here After the event.