It was a little bit tricky today but we made some time in the first section of the stage. The second part was like a rally stage so it was a bit harder to make up time but the bike went really well and I’m feeling good, one more day to go so it’s still not over yet but it’s coming to a close pretty quick. If 6 weeks ago if you said I was going to be fighting for a spot on the podium I would have laughed at you! I’m happy with another stage win and looking forward to wrapping up the 2018 Dakar Rally in Stage 14!
Other brave Aussies
The only two other Aussies in the bike event are still doing well.
In his fourth rally, Queenslander Rodney Faggotter is still riding well as the water carrier for the official Yamaha team team, finishing consistently in the top 20 all rally.
He was 18th today and is 16th overall.
Let’s hope the 41-year-old is given a fighting role in the team next year!