KTM mark 30 years of Dakar with 'Legends' exhibition

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To celebrate 30 years of Heinz Kinigadner and KTM competing in the Dakar Rally, the KTM Motohall in Mattighofen, Austria will present a special ‘Legends of the Dakar’ exhibition until July 2023.

The ‘Legends of the Dakar’ exhibition tells untold stories and re-visits moments in history of this incredible race, directly from those that have experienced the heat and the cold, as well as the highs and the lows, first hand. The exhibition also features 10 history-making Dakar bikes and a display of numerous artifacts from this epic race.

“To talk about the history of KTM and the Dakar really makes me a bit proud. Back when I started in 1994, I could not believe the media coverage – it was so much more than I got for my world titles, and I knew it could be good for the brand.

KTM Dakar legends Kevin Benavides, Heinz Kinigadner, Bürgermeister Daniel Lang, Eva Priewasser, Hubert Trunkenpolz

“While the style and professionalism of racing has changed since then, the fundamentals of the race remain the same. It’s a big adventure,” said Kinigadner.

KTM have won the event 19 times with Fabrizio Meoni‘s first winning in 2001 and Kevin Benavides victorious this year.

Benavides said: “Winning this year’s Dakar was really the best feeling of my life. And now, to be a part of KTM‘s Legends of the Dakar makes me very proud. I am still overwhelmed, it’s amazing.”

To find out more visit the KTM Motohall website.