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DAKAR 2013


We are excited to announce we have joined forces with Dons friend  Simon Pavey from the UK for the 2013 Dakar Rally.

Simon Pavey has become a household name with respect to the Dakar Rally and Adventure . Well known for his part in teaching successful documentary ” Race to Dakar “with  Charley Boorman and as owner of the wildly popular BMW Off Road Skills, adventure motorcycle school. Simon has one of the most impressive Dakar records in both the UK and his native Australia. Six finishes from eight starts doesn’t happen by accident and in Simon’s case it has come purely through intelligence, composure and determination, skills that have pulled him out of situations that would have seen most people on a plane back home.

Rally Raid Canada owner/ rider Don Hatton: ” I am very excited to be working with Simon, he is one of the most professional and organized guys I have ever worked with, I am looking very forward to be sharing my 3rd Dakar with somone of  Simon’s skill level. 

Working with Simon and his team  only enhances are already very experienced and talented Rally Team, my wife Natalie who takes care of all our logistics, and of course Kevan Ibbotson our media guru, who has worked with us on most of our adventures, including actually driving the support truck in the Baja 1000.

My bike is in Simons shop as we speak being converted to Rally trim, by his very talented mechanic Evan Davies.

I think we are as ready for the Dakar as we can be.


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