Christophe Barriere-Varju, riding for Team Rally Australia, has arrived in Buenos Aires ahead of the 2009 Dakar Rally. Here, Christophe explains just how difficult it is for privateers to prepare for Dakar in foreign surroundings.
Christophe Barriere-Varju Christophe Barriere-Varju is one of the world's leading off-road motorcycle racers. He competed in the 2006 and 2007 Dakar Rallies, and is set to take the challenge once again in 2010. Christophe also runs a charity foundation called Dreams Do Come True, which helps others - especially disadvantaged children, achieve their goals. Born in France, raised in West Africa, and completing his education in California, Christophe now resides Down Under and is a rider for Team Rally Australia.