Australian Rodney Faggotter has finished the Dakar Rally in an impressive 16th overall. Starting his Dakar Rally as the supporting rider for the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team, Rodney found himself as the sole remaining Yamaha rider as the rest of the team fell victim to the torturous event.
“The race is over and I’m happy I crossed the finish line. Today we raced a shorter stage and it all went pretty well for me. The starting order this morning was reversed so we had to pay extra attention when passing riders in front. I am happy with my top 20 result for the day and with my 16th position in the final overall standings. It’s been a long two weeks of racing and I’m happy to be here at the finish line. This has been a demanding Dakar so to reach the finish is a feat in itself. I really had a great time racing with the team here in South America.”
Let’s hope Rod lines up in the 2019 Dakar Rally as a fully-fledged factory Yamaha racer.