On the Pegs - January 2023 On the Pegs - Volume 8 Issue 1 - January 2023 - Page 134

and this will make me the youngest rider in the history of the rally to be Legend . I am very happy to be part of the Rieju team again , they are very professional people . I hope it will be a good Dakar , they say it ' s going to be one of the hardest , it ' s much longer than last year , so you have to ride very smart and enjoy yourself on the bike . Let ' s hope it will be a tremendous Dakar rally , we can do it ”.
Husqvarna Factory Racing ’ s Skyler Howes and Luciano Benavides are excited to get their 2023 Dakar Rally campaigns underway . Following their stellar 2022 season , both FR 450 Rally riders are motivated and confident ahead of the start of the opening round of the 2023 FIM World Rally-Raid Championship , held in Saudi Arabia .
Coming into the 2023 Dakar Rally , Skyler Howes has shown incredible pace over the past 12 months , including a win at the tough Rallye du Maroc – Howes ’ first world championship victory . The speed and results are due in part to the hard work put in by the whole team in developing the latest 2023 model FR 450 Rally .
Feeling fit and better prepared than ever to take on the gruelling 8,500 kilometres of the 2023 Dakar , the American is fully focused on delivering his best ever performance at the iconic event . With 14 full stages to cover and over 4,700
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