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The legendary Dakar Rally began on Saturday, January 6, and Monaco’s three riders have got off to a roaring start.
Adrien Maré, Charles Cuypers and Nicolas Brabeck had attacked the Dakar with a pre-event stage between Lima and Pisco in Peru. The Rally itself will last two weeks and end on Saturday, January 20.
Adrien Maré, the first Monegasque to compete on a motorbike in Dakar, has given the impression of being on vacation, very relaxed and focused. He started the Rally ranked number 36.
Charles Cuypers is taking time to adapt to the fact that the dunes in Peru are not the same as in Africa. He had a small wipe-out and suffered a slight navigation error but is ready for the remainder the race.
Nicolas Brabeck missed a way point, which will cost him penalties, the Monaco team management said. “This is probably due to euphoria but he is very well prepared.”
The Rally started in the midst of windy conditions and a great deal of swirling sand.
AS Monaco has announced that anyone wishing to attend matches at Stade Louis II will be required to provide a health pass on entry.
The British GP was filled with thrills and chills, as Hamilton ran Verstappen off the track in the opening lap, then charged past Charles Leclerc in the last two laps of the race.
Monaco’s Hugo Micallef has signed a multi-year promotional contract with Top Rank and will be making his professional boxing debut in September at a match in Paris.
It was an exciting day in athletics as Kenyan world champion Timothy Cheruiyot, Botswana’s Nijel Amos and Ethiopina Lamecha Girma all set world lead times.