Archive for Month: January 2014
Land Rover Sponsored Race2recovery Makes History By Completing Second Consecutive Dakar Rally
Team build on 2013 achievement by becoming first disabled team to complete not one but two Dakar rallies Team’s race truck crosses 2014 Dakar finish line after 9,100km, whilst Land Rover Discovery support vehicles covered over 7,000 km of demanding on and off-road terrain Land Rover also providing all-terrain vehicle […]
BEN’S BLOG: – TEAM EFFORT SPRINGS US FORWARD.
Well, we have only gone and done it again! Team Baz successfully crossed the finish line of the 36th Dakar Rally. As usual it has been a roller coaster of emotions from the off set. When both the cars went out on day two I felt like my dreams had […]
Alistair’s Dakar Blog – Jan 20th
They did it. On a Chilean mountainside, Daniel “Baz” Whittingham became only the second amputee ever to complete the Dakar Rally, and the first in the truck category. He follows his Race2Recovery team-mate, Philip “Barney” Gillespie, who became the first amputee to complete the Dakar last year when he teamed up with Major […]
Race2Recovery have finished Dakar!
The Podium as seen from the top of the T4 truck! A picture speaks a thousand words; a true team effort and never giving up to get #TeamBaz and the T4 over the finish line of Dakar – The Ultimate Rally Race #beyondinjury
Alistair’s Dakar Blog – Jan 18th
Today started at 4am when my tent was shaken furiously by Justin Birchall, Race2Recovery assistant team manager. “Get up, the truck’s in trouble, we’re going to RV with it.” One of the curiosities of spending life with a team of ex-military personnel is their reliance on acronyms in place of normal speech. […]
Alistair’s Dakar Blog Jan 17th
When you’ve spent time with the Race2Recovery team, it becomes easy to forget that it was inspired by a desire to rehabilitate seriously injured servicemen. Philip “Barney” Gillespie ceases to be Barney the amputee and becomes Barney the genial Irishman. They’re no longer defined by their injuries, but that isn’t to belittle the impact […]