David will be assisted during the Dakar Rally 2017 by two teams: The Bike service crew, which is the technical team providing support for the rider and the bike throughout his journey; whilst David Thomas Service team will assist with all his logistics, communication and sponsoring support.


The Bike Crew hired for the duration of the Dakar 2017 is with HT Rally Team from Holland, with a NO RISK TO RIDER FULLY INCLUSIVE PACKAGE.

9PAX: Team manager, Logistic / spare parts manager, Technician / chief mechanic, Mechanics, Coordinator, Truck driver.

TRAVEL & STAY: Transport of the bike to scrutineering (le Havre) and return, Economy flight with airport transfer in charge of the rider, Hotels LIMA Rosario (based on twin room /same hotel for all.

STRUCTURE & SERVICES: Team truck, Team car/van, Team tent riders, Working area(tent) for mechanic, Tools, Coordination and transport of luggage, Briefing and planning, Info about changes and timetable, Help and support in case of accident, Sleeping tent.

BIKE & PARTS: Husqvarna Rally 450 replica (lease), 1 Spare engines (spare engine property HT), Spare parts during the race available at the team truck, Tyres, Mousses, Speedo cap EVO (Euro 630), 2 Trip masters.

ORGANIZATION DONE BY HT RALLY: Entry fee ASO rider+bike, Fuel, food etc. during the rally, Safety equipment (gps/sentinel, in track, balise, fire flares, Compass etc) as required from ASO, First aid safety equipment on the bike as required by ASO


David Thomas Service Team


During the race, David Thomas’ Service Crew will assist him with regard to providing:

– Backup vehicle with a driver.
– Logistics Manager in charge of all financial.
– Logistic, transport and communications inclusive of photography and interviews.
– Translation from French, English and Spanish.


– Personal back up vehicle branded 4x4
– Coordination and transport of personal effects and riding gear
– Briefing and planning of David’s riding agenda and interviews
– Translation French-English-Spanish
– Planning and management of sponsorship
– Personal assistance
– Sleeping arrangement in Tent for service team