On the Pegs - May 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 5 - May 2022 - Page 13

and KYB suspension , to better withstand the extreme demands of a competitive Rally Raid .
While the team and bike may be new , both riders have enjoyed impressive careers . Botturi comes into the 2022 Africa Eco Race having won the previous two editions in 2019 and 2020 , while the 46-year-old Italian was also the International Six Day Trial champion in 2005 and 2007 , competed in the World Enduro Championship and raced in numerous Dakar Rallies .
Botturi ' s teammate Tarres followed a similar path , riding trials before moving up to the World Enduro Championship . The 27-year-old Spaniard is famous for taking
on some of the toughest enduro challenges in the world aboard his Yamaha Ténéré 700 , and also for his gravity-defying “ Seeker " videos on YouTube .
The Yamaha Ténéré World Raid Team will prepare for the AER by taking part in the Tunisian Desert Challenge between the 21st and 29th April , which comprises eight stages and covers over 2,700km . It is the first important step in preparing the bikes and riders ready to take on the challenge of the Africa Eco Race later in the year .
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