Race to Dakar

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Sphere, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 306 pages
14 Reviews
In January 2006, 230 people raced in trucks, cars, and motorbikes from Lisbon to Dakar in the 28th annual Dakar rally, the most challenging race in existence. After his celebrated trip round the world with Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman was keen for another challenge, and racing in the Dakar had always been his dream. Supported by Australian champion biker Simon Pavey and experienced British biker Matt Hall, Charley attempted what many professional bikers have failed to do: successfully compete in the Dakar rally. His account details his extraordinary adventures as well as those of his fellow bikers, and also explores the history of this most dramatic and romantic of races. From Portugal through Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, and Senegal, it also provides a unique look at the countries hosting the rally.

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User Review  - James Welfare - Goodreads

Light read with a an interesting viewpoint. Can't say that I was blown away by the quality of the writing but the first hand accounts without the polish of professional writing helped convey a sense of the depth of involvement of the guys doing the racing. Read full review

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User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

Charley has a great conversational style and after watching Long Way Round/Down countless times as I read the book I can sometimes here his voice. If you like bikes and you follow the Dakar rally you will enjoy this book Read full review

About the author (2007)

Charley Boorman is an actor who has appeared in such films as Excalibur and The Emerald Forest. He took part in Long Way Round, a motorcycle trip from London to New York via Europe and Asia with his friend, actor Ewan McGregor, in 2004. Their trip was made recorded and turned into a successful television series and book.

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