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Best of Dakar 2017: TRUCKS!!!

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The words “epic” and “mammoth” cannot be overused when describing the truck category in the Dakar Rally. This year’s favorite, Gerard De Rooy settled for third in his Iveco, suffering big setbacks in two stages and struggling to make up the time. It left the door open for a one-two finish for a jubilant Kamaz team, with Eduard Nikolaev taking the win and Dimitry Sotnikov taking second.
Watch the strange combination of elegance, speed, and brute force as these 10,000 pound machines work their way through an endless panorama… or sometimes fail to.

Written by Johnny Killmore

Johnny Killmore is a Formula sidecar and motorcycle racer who lives in the Bay Area of California. Fascinated at a young age by machines, Johnny is most comfortable at race tracks, garages, or far away places astride a motorcycle. Having cultivated a life revolving around speed, racing is a natural extension of that.

Johnny is also a great story teller so it follows naturally that he would share his adventures and report on the adventures of others. Having formally studied journalism, art, and agriculture, Johnny uses the visual and literary arts to bring to life the challenges, risks, and rewards of living a life at speed.

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