Dakar 2018: Brits - Lyndon Poskitt

Published: 04 January 2018

For 2018 Poskitt will make his Dakar arguably more challenging than any of the other 167 competitors entered in to next years race. Not only will he be competing in the Malle Moto class where he has no team and gets no outside assistance, he is also planning on filming his race and publishing a video on his YouTube channel Lyndon Poskitt Racing every day.

It’s an incredible and ambitious undertaking, but Poskitt a former British Aerospace engineer is a talented and highly resourceful competitor.

Having first raced the Dakar in 2013 as part of a three man Frontrow GB team, Poskitt returned in 2017 where he fought for the win in the Malle Moto Class, ultimately finishing second.

Racing Dakar is a brutal challenge and Malle Moto takes that challenge to another level because riders have to operate out of an 80 litre kit box, do all their own maintenance which in turn means they have significantly less down time which takes sleep depravation to the next level.

Having come so close to victory in 2017, Poskitt wants to go one step better in 2018 but faces such intense competition in the guise of seasoned campaigner and former 500GP rider Jurgen Van Den Goorbergh and former factory Dakar rider and top ten finisher Olivier Pain.

 

Age: 39
Team: Lyndon Poskitt Racing
Dakar history
Starts: 2
Finishes: 2
Best stage result: 10th (2013)
Best overall result: 39th (2017)