On the Pegs - January 2023 On the Pegs - Volume 8 Issue 1 - January 2023 - Page 129

Defending Dakar and FIM World Rally-Raid Championship bike champion Sam Sunderland ( GBR ) will represent Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing as he targets a third Dakar victory .
" All the hard work ’ s been done and we ’ re pretty much good to go !," said Sunderland . " I can ’ t wait to get stuck in and I think the first week will be really tough . It ’ s looking pretty technical and rocky but the second week is more in the dunes ,
which I prefer . There ’ s no feeling like preparing for the Dakar . Every year you ’ re excited , nervous , and all the rest of it . It ’ s such an incredible race and I can ’ t wait to get out there and get this thing started .”
After his incredible Dakar debut in 2021 where he placed a stunning fourth , Daniel Sanders confidently entered the 2022 edition with high hopes of claiming a spot on the podium . Topping the timesheets on two of the first six stages to lie
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