Monday, 18 January 2010

Unlucky 13 for Craig Bounds in Dakar Rally

Knox-protected Craig Bounds was knocked out of this year's Dakar rally when his engine failed 26km into stage 13. Stranded in the dunes he was unable to get his bike to the end of the stage by himself or with the help of another competitor, effectively removing him from the race.

Craig has had a great run and it seems cruel that having covered 8323km of 8937km he should suffer a blown engine on a bike renowned for its reliability. Finishes of 18th on stage 2 and two other positions higher than 25th after the rest day show that his pace was never lacking and that it was increasing as the race went on.

Next year the Dakar returns home to Africa and Planet Knox wish Craig well for the future ....

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