Dakar Rally: Frontline to Finish Line, is a two-part documentary following Race2Recovery’s bid to become the first amputee team to finish the infamous Dakar Rally. It debuts on ITV4 Wednesday 24th April at 9pm. Executive Producer Alistair Weaver gives us the inside scoop.
There’s little to report today. The perilous stage from La Rioja to Fiambalá was cancelled due to flooding.
According to the official Dakar guide, yesterday’s stage might have reminded, “the most open-minded of participants of Ireland in some places”.
Friday, 11 January: Today, the Dakar got high. After six days of dune bashing, the exhausted crews were asked to travel 751km across the Andes in Argentina. Altitude is a strange companion. You can be the fittest person in the world and still get whacked by an irrational sickness at the mountain top.
This morning, the team woke to the sad news that the Wildcat of Tony Harris and Cathy Derousseaux has been excluded from the Dakar Rally.
Day 2 on the Dakar brought more drama for the Race2Recovery team. The Wildcat of Tony Harris and Cathy Derousseaux suffered technical problems on the 242 km stage and was assisted by the team’s race truck.
Dakar veterans will tell you that the Rally can bite at anytime and on the very first day, it bit the Race2Recovery team.
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