16-page Dakar companion

By Liam Marsden -

 18 December 2012 12:13

This week's five-in-one Christmas double issue of MCN includes a 16-page supplement on the greatest race on earth, the Dakar Rally.

We speak to Factory KTM riders Marc Coma and Cyril Despres about their rivalry and hopes for the 2013 Dakar as well as detailing the history of this amazing race. All that and much more.

"It's an amazing event, but I never want to do it again and really cannot understand why anyone who has done it would ever want to go back. It's a torturous, horrendous, petrifying nightmare." Tamsin Jones, youngest British woman to finish the Dakar.


Dakar - the greatest race
It's the hardest race on earth. A race that pushes man and machine to the limit and often beyond. A race where fewer than 50% of the riders are likely to finish and a race where serious injury and death are both accepted and common place. Are you ready?

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The hardest ever Dakar
Just what will it take to ride 5420 miles off-road flat out? Four-time veteran Patsy Quick gave us her insight.



Anatomy of a Dakar bike
What goes into building the world's toughest motorcycles?

 MCN January 11