Mazabuka-based motocross rider David Reeve has drawn-up a 600km endurance training route to prepare for the 2014 edition of the Dakar Rally in South America. David is the first Zambian to compete in the Dakar Rally.
The route starts from Mazabuka, meanders into Siavonga and on to Lusaka through the lower Zambezi and back to Mazabuka.
Reeve said from Mazabuka yesterday that the route will help him regain his fitness ahead of the grueling championship slated for January 2014.
Reeve crashed out of this year’s edition of the championship and sustained a broken leg, but he says he has fully recovered from the injury.
He crashed out at the 11th stage of the 14-stage competition whilst in 29th position.
|Fast facts about David Reeve:|
|Preparing for||Dakar Rally 2014 in South America|
|Practice route of 600 km||Mazabuka – Siavonga – Lusaka- Lower Zambezi – Mazabuka|
|Dakar Rally (World’s premier motorsport competition)||Draws over 10 000 riders|
|Dakar Rally Date||5th to 18th January 2014|
The Dakar Rally is the world’s premier motorsport competition that draws over 10,000 riders and drivers, globally.
“We are back on the bike to make the leg stronger. Our training programme starts this week from Mazabuka to Siavonga, through Lusaka and back,” he said.
“The main reason for training in the dunes of Namib is to make us ready for the sandy terrains found in Argentina and Chile where the route passes,” he said.
Reeve said he has raised K150, 000 from the budgeted K700,000.
He appealed to companies and individuals help him raise the shortfall.
Date: 18 July 2013