Leeroy Poulter gets Toyota Drive for Dakar 2014
The staff of Kyalami Kart Circuit are proud to announce that one of our directors, Leeroy Poulter, has been awarded the Toyota drive for the 2014 edition of the Dakar Rally.
Leeroy is one of the most talented drivers in South Africa and if all goes well there may just be a new Dakar Champion in 2014 from a little country called South Africa.
The History of The Dakar Rally
The adventure began back in 1977, when Thierry Sabine got lost on his motorbike in the Libyan desert during the Abidjan-Nice Rally. Saved from the sands in extremis, he returned to France still in thrall to this landscape and promising himself he would share his fascination with as many people as possible. He proceeded to come up with a route starting in Europe, continuing to Algiers and crossing Agadez before eventually finishing at Dakar. The founder coined a motto for his inspiration: “A challenge for those who go. A dream for those who stay behind.” Courtesy of his great conviction and that modicum of madness peculiar to all great ideas, the plan quickly became a reality. Since then, the Paris-Dakar, a unique event sparked by the spirit of adventure, open to all riders and carrying a message of friendship between all men, has never failed to challenge, surprise and excite. Over the course of almost thirty years, it has generated innumerable sporting and human stories.