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RUST magazine: Rust#20

Rust#20 It’s Dakar Rally time – and RUST rates the runners and riders. Have we 
got it right? WIN a pair of GoldenTyre extreme enduro tyres Round The World adventurer in the making, Andy Dukes ponders the 
solo mission After 15 years racing from one bivouac to the next Chris Evans finally escaped the Dakar, but this year he’s been called back. A good thing? We all need a guru – someone who’s been around the traps and talks sense. So here’s one we at RUST know well… Yep, RUST 20 has gone live with just minutes to spare before the Christmas break. So there’s some good reading for you here for when you’ve had your fill of the usual movie classic re-runs, let alone the endless mince pies. We hope you have a happy Christmas and the New Year brings some great rides. We’ll be hopping it up in 2017 and look forward to keeping you entertained as best we can, so see you again in January! Seasons greetings! JON BENTMAN (Editor, RUST)


RUST Rally Toby Price

the finish. But then you see a rider like Yamaha’s Alessandro Botturi; the portly ex-rugby player often looks like he’s just out for a pleasant trail ride yet the Italian has run in the top 15 at every Dakar he’s attempted. Team-mate Helder Rodrigues is another example of ‘slow and steady’ wins the race. The popular Portuguese rider is pinpoint accurate with his navigation and his ‘bolt upright’ riding style often makes him appear to be cruising along. But last year Rodrigues bagged fifth place, his sixth result in the top five since joining Dakar from enduro in 2006. The Price is right Toby Price struck an absolutely perfect balance on his second ever Dakar in 2016. The Aussie had his share of insane moments during his enduro, Finke, and Baja days, and anyone who has seen his legendary onboard videos will know that TP is certainly not afraid of keeping the throttle wide open. But he proved emphatically that he knows how to keep it calm enough, taking one of the most popular victories in Dakar history. This race takes perseverance by the bucket load and Price has learned the hard way to build mental and physical strength. In 2013 he suffered a sickening crash which wrecked his spine and hand and battered his entire body. He was unable to move for several weeks and underwent operations to rebuild his spine. Eight months later he had rehabili-

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