It’s rest day for all riders (January 12th in Dakhla), and so far so good for Nicola Dutto, on the road to Dakar.

Nicola riding during the 5th stage of the Africa Eco Race 2020

Nicola Dutto during the 5th stage of the Africa Eco Race.
Photo: Alessio Corradini/Hilde Lenaerts.

These were some of Nicola’s words after finishing the 5th stage of his journey to Dakar:

“Everything ok, it was a long stage of 500 kilometers but with super fast tracks. In some places it seemed to be in Baja Sur (México), in some others as if we were lost in the middle of nowhere. It was spectacular, fun; the beauty of it all is that we are having fun. We are a nice group, we work well together.”

Nicola Dutto on his especially equipped KTM and one of his ghost riders, Sefano Baldussi, following behind.

Nicola and one of his “ghost riders”, Stefano Baldussi, following behind.
Photo: Alessio Corradini/Hilde Lenaerts.

We will continue to follow Nicola on this epic journey to Dakar, and certainly rooting for him at the finish line in Lake Retba (Lac Rose), Dakar.

On Monday (1/13th) is Nicola’s birthday; wish you the best birthday ever amigo! HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICO!!!!