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Eddieb
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  • Town/City: Tauranga
  • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
  • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

For Dakar 2020 in Saudi Arabia a Kiwi will be racing. The first Kiwi to race in the Dakar event since Chris Birch – @birchynz in 2011.

Phil Wilson grew up in North Canterbury but has lived in Saudi Arabia for over the last 20 years.
After crashing in the 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert challenge Phil suffered back injuries that required learning to walk again followed by learning to ride again.
Now Phil is back into rallying and successfully completed the 2019 Rally Du Maroc cleanly, which entitled him to a confirmed entry place in the 2020 Dakar Rally.

You can see some more details of Phil’s entry in the media pack attached below.