Thursday, January 7, 2010

Canadians In The Dakar

Yes, there are a few Canadians in the Dakar. I thought I would mention it here since it is not likely to be mentioned anywhere else. ^_^

Unfortunately, the only car entry driven by Lawrence Hacking, dropped out on the first stage according to the standings on the Dakar site, although there is no indication of what went wrong. It could be just about anything, considering that it was the team's first attempt at a Dakar. Hopefully, they'll try again next year.

Four Canadians on motorcycles started but it appears that only one is still running as of stage six. I must try and find out if any Canadians have ever finished a Dakar.

1 comment:

  1. There have been 5 Canadians (prior to the 2010 Dakar) to have completed the Dakar, the first being Lawrence Hacking. All of them completed it on motorcycles.

    There is a lot of information on the Internet on the Canadian successes at the Dakar and, more specifically on Lawrence Hacking's 2010 entry (follow the build - and Lawrence's web-site -