We would like to wish James a huge congratulations on completing Dakar 2023! What an achievement, it has been great to watch. So proud our Flexi Plate did it's job.... just.
Photo credit: ENDURO21
James Hillier's goal in the 2023 Dakar Rally was to finish. It was his debut in the event, and competing in the Malle Moto, or Original by Motul, class, this is the main ambition. It was also a goal that he completed, and completed well. Hillier finished the final stage in 74th place, and finished 76th in the rally overall, and 13th in the Original by Motul class.
Hillier said on completing his first Dakar: "I think it's still sinking in. That was a hard, hard two weeks of riding- not just the riding, everything. A hard two weeks. Not a lot of sleep, lots of work. But [I came for the finisher's medal], and it paid off. I did what I came to do, and it's just going to take a while to sink in I think. So, now I'm going to go home to sleep."
We don't blame James, have a well earned rest.
All the best
Flexi Plates uk Team
Flexi Plates Uk Ltd