Last year, Lyndon Poskitt was one of the breakthrough stars at Dakar, even though he finished wayyyy down in the overall standings.
That’s because Poskitt was in the battle to win the Malle Moto class, Dakar’s toughest category. Malle Moto competitors must not only pilot their bike through the grueling day-to-day grind of the Dakar, but they must also do their own mechanical maintenance themselves each night, patching up their bikes with the parts and tools that fit into a couple of cases hauled stop-to-stop by the rally officials.
Clearly, Malle Moto isn’t a challenge for the weak. And last year, Poskitt didn’t win, but did manage to get second place. He’s about to challenge the Dakar again next month, and before then, here’s his story from last year.