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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)

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Challenge he broke his back and both ankles. Six weeks in a wheelchair was not enough to put Watson off his rally dream. He and his KTM will be on the start line in Asuncion. “I have the support of loads of mates, and also my wife, and I can’t thank them all enough for helping me get to this point!” Kurt Burroughs has plenty of experience in rallies, but none so far in the Dakar. The 50 year old can even boast the impressive stat of being top Brit behind Sam Sunderland in this year’s Rallies Championship after a strong result in Qatar. “I know it’s what everyone says, but my aim is to finish the race! I have a 100% finish rate in all the rallies I’ve entered, and I’m hoping to maintain that stat come the middle of January!” For Max Hunt the Dakar and rally riding are a completely new venture, the 33-yearold son of billionaire property entrepreneur Jon Hunt has always been a petrolhead and from his beginnings riding a PW50 he graduated to competing in British Supersport and the British Superbike Championship. In 2016 his brother Harry Hunt finished 10th in the Dakar’s car class, something that further fuelled Max’s desert dream. “I’m really excited but It’s hard to know how to approach the race, I finished 13th in the Atacama Rally this year so I’m tempted to

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