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On New Year’s day January 2011 I took the start of the 33rd edition of the Dakar Rally, in front of a million strong crowd that lined the streets of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. This was the culmination of four years competitive rally-raid racing in preparation for the #1 off-road race in the world - the ultimate endurance test of rider and machine.


This blossoming if modest racing career had punctuated more than a decade of extreme overland and solo adventure motorcycling, across the United States, Europe and North Africa.


To coincide with the burgeoning social media boom and improved communications available in South America, Jennydakar.com was created as part of my Dakar preparation to offer an on-line presence - summarising my riding and racing career to date, helping to promote my sponsors, and offering a portal and web-shop for those wishing to follow and support my 2011 Dakar Rally campaign.


Unfortunately I suffered a serious accident on the 4th special stage during that edition of the Dakar - resulting in medical evacuation, major leg surgery and many months of recuperation once I was repatriated to the UK.


However, this enforced down-time offered the opportunity to become involved in the development of an exciting new 450cc rally bike, engineered and built in Britain by an enthusiastic and passionate team - the primary aim being to provide the privateer rally racer with a serious and budget alternative to the factory replica bikes.


Meanwhile, I continued to build a strong and enthusiastic audience online through the Jennydakar social media pages - with more general rally reportage from events around the world, together with comprehensive coverage of the Dakar Rally each year - while at the same time cataloguing the evolution of the Rally Raid LC4-50 project*.


After 18 months in development, as test-rider I was asked to comprehensively prove the very first production engined bike early in 2014 - by riding a round trip of over 6000 kilometres to the Hellas Rally in Greece, and at the same time securing the first competitive finish and a class win for the LC4-50.


A friend and fellow Dakar racer once told me: “The Dakar is like a drug - if you don’t finish, you’ll keep going back until you do!”  - while it may have taken a little longer to arrive at a position where my return to the Dakar is possible, I am delighted that this coincides with the 2015 edition that will start and finish in Buenos Aires once again - and that at last I have the opportunity to finish what I started.


I know it won’t be easy, but I trust that with your continued support, together with the comprehensive assistance of the Rally Raid/Torque Racing team, and behind the bars of an LC4-50, I feel I have never been in a stronger position to achieve my goal.


Jenny Morgan



Past results


(click the photos below to see the album)



Tuareg Rallye

Morocco 2008




Heroes-Legend

Paris to Dakar 2009




Oilibya de Tunisie

Tunisia 2010




Dakar Rally

Argentina-Chile 2011




Hellas Rally

Greece 2014



                   

Baja Rally

Mexico 2015

 

A brief history...

*Please visit the dedicated LC4-50 website for the full story of the development of this machine, and details of the rider packages available for Dakar 2015 and beyond...

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