Russian motocross hero on the Dakar
If you're looking for a showman on the next Dakar, turn to Aleksandr Ivanyutin. After conquering 11 Russian motocross national titles, he'll certainly be spectacular to watch on the paths and tracks of South America. The Moscow native first rode a bike at the age of 13, inspired by his father, also a former motocross champion. Despite also enjoying circuits and capturing glory in Superbikes, his next goal was the Dakar. Part of the HT Husqvarna team on the next edition of the rally, Aleksandr will have one specific goal: to take good care of his pupil and friend Anastasya Nifontova. Wherever the Russian lady will be on the Dakar, Ivanyutin shouldn't be too far away. Both gained precious experience on the recent Atacama and Morocco rallies this year. The objective now will be to reach the finish of the Dakar in Buenos Aires.