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Vendetta Racing heads to Saudi for the Dakar Rally 2020

Vendetta Racing are currently in the mids of in-depth planning for the 2020 Dakar Rally.  The first edition to be held in Saudi Arabia.

The Dakar Rally is the ultimate event for any off-road rider, it also represents the biggest challenge of Vendetta’s 12 - year history, and we can’t wait.

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Given the nature of the Saudi terrain, much of the route will be characterised by sand dunes which is where our UAE based riders feel at home however the opening stages will feature some WRC-style tracks and mountainous terrain.

With 9000km's to cover in 12 days worth of racing, Dakar 2020 will certainly be a challenge for any competitor.

The intention is to run a 6 bike team, two of which mounted by our home grown riders, opening up the remaining four positions for those who share the same dream and passion in participating in such a historic event.

Assistance and Support

A cross country rally requires a a huge amount of planning and preparation,  Every detail cross-checked to ensure every race is a successful one.  This ethos has proved the teams worth in several years worth of world championship rallies and will ensure the success in our Dakar 2020 challenge.  

With six bikes competing, we aim to field a seven man support team consisting of three mechanics and four drivers, all of which have experience in either supporting teams (or organisers) or participated as a competitor in international rallies.  With this experience, the support team understand the many hats that are required to be worn for the 13 day event.

Our intention is to have four support vehicles in our portfolio,.  Two fast response trucks to ensure our six bikes have the appropriate support where required during the day with a third truck towing our race trailer with tyres and spares.  To ensure the riders have the quiet and comfort required for such a mammoth event, our converted bus/RV will also be included in the vehicle team.

For more details on our support packages for Dakar (and other Middle East rallies) contact info@vendettaracinguae.com

The Riders

Two riders are already confirmed for our Dakar 2020 challenge.  Keep a lookout for updates on this page as more riders are confirmed.

 

David McBride

McBride is a veteran on cross country rallies in the truest form. A regular in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge since 1996, International baja wins and 10th place overall in the Rally World Championship 2017. He certainly has the experience and the natural talent to do well in Dakar

David Mabbs

Mabbs is had over nine years of international rallying experience on four wheels prior to switching to bikes in 2013.  Since then he has consistently improved in the sand with every event entered. 

With a 9th in class in this years Africa Eco Race, Mabbs has already tasted what a 2 week rally entails.

Rider #3

This could be you!  looking for a team to support you on your Dakar 2020? contact us - info@vendettaracinguae.com

Rider #4

This could be you!  looking for a team to support you on your Dakar 2020? contact us - info@vendettaracinguae.com

Rider #5

This could be you!  looking for a team to support you on your Dakar 2020? contact us - info@vendettaracinguae.com

Rider #6

This could be you!  looking for a team to support you on your Dakar 2020? contact us - info@vendettaracinguae.com

Support Crew

Details of the support crew coming soon