Dakar 2014 Preparation have begun

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    Honda HRC CR450F and the team meet up with the Repsol Honda Moto gp boys today at the Mugello track to announce their preparation for the 2014 event :Happy: Good luck with the preparation for the event in 2014 guys I am behind you and hope you are victorious and oust the current incumbent KTM.

    Honda Press Release, Pictures and Footage.

    The Mugello circuit played host today to the presentation of the TEAM HRC due to take part in the next Dakar 2014.

    Five riders will line up on the new factory Honda CRF450 RALLY, Helder Rodrigues (Portugal, 34), Sam Sunderland (UK, 24), Javier Pizzolito (Arg, 33), Joan Barreda (Spain, 29), and Paulo Goncalves (Portugal, 34).

    The team will set off in June with some warm up events to prepare them for the main event: The Dakar, which begins on 5th January 2014 in Rosario, Argentina. It features some particularly gruelling stages in Bolivia and finishes on the 18th January in Valparaiso, Chile, some 8,000km later.For Helder Rodrigues and Javier Pizzolito the countdown for the next Dakar begins in June with the Desafio Ruta 40 in Argentina, while Joan Barreda and Paulo Goncalves debut on the new Honda CRF450 RALLY in the Pharaoh’s Rally at the end of September. Sam Sunderland, after taking a thrilling third place in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, will continue the season with the other riders carrying out tests in North Africa, and will take part in the Morocco Rally and the Merzouga Rally.

    TEAM HRC’s aim is to win the Dakar; the most prestigious and toughest off road motorcycle race in the world. An exceptional work bench for the bike, which in turn will become tomorrow’s mass-production model.HRC’s Katsumi Yamazaki will serve as the Team Director with Martino Bianchi as General Manager of TEAM HRC, who has 30 years experience in the off road racing scene. In addition, TEAM HRC is made up of approximately 30 staff members who have rich experience with rally raids and off-road races.

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    Marc Marquez, Joan Barreda, Paulo Goncalves, Sam Sunderland, Helder Rodrigues, Javier Pizzolito, Dani Pedrosa
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    Rider Presentation Complete Team - Katsumi Yamazaki (Team Director), Paulo Goncalves, Joan Barreda, Shuhei Nakamoto (HRC Vice President), Helder Rodrigues, Sam Sunderland, Javier Pizzolito, Martino Bianchi - General Manager

    Riders

    Javier Pizzolito
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    Joan Barreda
    AOCUK Team HRC 2014 CRF450 Rally Dakar Rider Presentation (3).
    Sam Sunderland
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    Paulo Goncalves
    AOCUK Team HRC 2014 CRF450 Rally Dakar Rider Presentation (5).
    Helder Rodrigues
    AOCUK Team HRC 2014 CRF450 Rally Dakar Rider Presentation (6).

    AOCUK Team HRC 2014 CRF450 Rally Dakar Rider Presentation (7).
    Rider Presentation - Katsumi Yamazaki (Team Director), Helder Rodrigues, Sam Sunderland, Javier Pizzolito, Martino Bianchi (General Manager)
    AOCUK Team HRC 2014 CRF450 Rally Dakar Rider Presentation (8).
    Helder Rodrigues, Sam Sunderland, Javier Pizzolito



     
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    2014 Dakar Rally Riders Announced

    MUGELLO, Italy - TEAM HRC announced the five riders to compete in the next Dakar Rally 2014, riding the new works CRF450 RALLY.

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