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Maikel Verkade

  • Date de naissance : 08/11/1990 à Utrecht
  • Sponsors : Maxxis, Erotica, Jumbo, Profile Tyre Center, Brouwer Motors, Business Print, Bas Dakar Team
  • Site web : http://www.mxverkade.nl/

Palmarès Dakar :

    • 2016: 40th

Palmarès Autres Courses :

    • 2016: Tuareg Rally (1st place), Serres Rally (dnf)
    • 2015: Tuareg Rally, Hellas Rally, Sardinia Rally
    • 2014: Tuareg Rally

Véhicule

450 RALLY REPLICA KTM

  • Marque : KTM
  • Modèle : 450 RALLY REPLICA
  • Préparateur : Bas Dakar Team
  • Assistance : Bas Dakar Team
  • Classe : CLASSE 2.1 : SUPER PRODUCTION

Classement

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Scratch 64 83 53 48 48 - 41 68 - 94 45 47
étape 63 83 52 46 48 - 41 68 - 94 45 47
Général 63 79 59 50 47 47 47 48 48 56 50 50

“The Dakar virus doesn't let me go”


Maikel Verkade finished his first Dakar in 40th position. In 2017 Verkade returns, this year on a KTM 450 Rally. In march, Verkade won the Tuareg Rally, but crashed in the Serres Rally in August. Injuring his shoulder, which kept him off the bike for about 6 weeks. But Verkade used the last two months of the year to get back in the rhythm again. The Dakar virus is still there, which made Verkade come back to Dakar to try and get his second finish.


‘'I'm still infected with the Dakar virus, so here I am again. It just won't let me go. My first Dakar went well, I finished without major incidents. Except for one hard crash, causing quit some damage to the bike. This year I have a brand new KTM 450 rally, and I'm part of the Bas Dakar Team. My goal remains the same: to make it to the finish. Everybody talks a lot about the route, and what to expect. But in reality it's always completely different. When I ride my own pace, I will be in the position where I belong. For me it makes no sense to push harder or take more risks. My best result of the day in 2016 was a 25th place, in one of the toughest stages of the rally. That's what I like most: a lot of sand and difficult navigation.''

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