Canadian Shane Scott finishes race aboard a Honda, racing with a team of rookies in the Pro Moto 40 class.
It isn’t cheap, but upgraded WR450 should be able to handle what the desert throws at it.
Course through Bolivia (which comes at Peru’s expense) will mostly be about “discovery,” organizers say.
Five-time Dakar champ rumoured to be going to Honda; Kurt Caselli will be his replacement with KTM.
Despres takes the day’s race, Barreda finishes second.
French rider dies in crash on Day Seven.
Olivier Pain still in front, as Despres charges forward.
Joan Barreda and Husqvarna make a strong showing.
Husqvarna rider Joan Barreda pulls ahead of Cyril Despres.
Get a glimpse of the upcoming desert race, and watch Jay Leno show off another machine from his collection.