Dakar Dreams

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25 December 2008 | 0:00 - By Christophe Barriere-Varju

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.

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Training for the unknown

11 December 2008 | 9:00 - By Christophe Barriere-Varju

Training for the Dakar Rally requires serious physical effort. This is a race that requires every ounce of energy available, but how do you train for the unknown?

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Dakar dreams do come true

04 December 2008 | 12:11 - By Christophe Barriere-Varju

Dreams. Challenge. Inspiration. These are three powerful words that are with us from the moment we commit to enter the most gruelling race on the planet, the Dakar Rally.

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About this Blog

Christophe Barriere-Varju is riding for Team Rally Australia in Dakar 2010. Follow Christophe's story and feel the emotion and inspiration through his blogs for SBS during his South American adventure.

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.