1980 – Rally Paris – Dakar mit der Vespa

Paris-Dakar from behind the handlebars of a Vespa

It takes serious coconuts to ride the Dakar on a Vespa

The Dakar rally is probably the most gruelling and dangerous motor race in the world. Motorcycles, cars, quad bikes and trucks compete, not so much with each other, but with the race itself, to survive each year’s course. Competitors slog through each mile in danger of serious injury and death. In 1980 a French team of 4 riders, put together by Jean-Francois Piot, decided that this all sounded wonderful and that they would enter the race. On their Vespas.

Here are the Darkar Vespa Fotos:

The 1980 Paris-Dakar from behind the handlebars of a Vespa.

Weitere Vespa und Dakar Bilder:

VESPA (f) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dakar 2012

Countries the rally has been through during it...
Countries the rally has been through during its history (orange countries were only travelled through in the 1992 race to Cape Town). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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