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Oct 9, 2016 9:12 AM ET

Archived: Journey to DAKAR 2017: David Thomas, Dakar motorcycle competitor, is ready for the challenge of pushing through the unknowns over 8800KMs in the longest and toughest off-road rally in the world, THE DAKAR RALLY

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 9, 2016

David Thomas – Journey to Dakar

David Thomas, Dakar motorcycle competitor, is ready for the challenge of pushing through the unknowns over 8800KMs. The focus is to ride a smart race, take care of the bike with an assistance team, and stay focused on getting to the finish line. He needs to raise R2,300,000 in less than 90days, to cover both his and his bike crew entry ticket with a no risk to rider fully inclusive package. Support him in his journey to make The Dakar 2017 is a dream come true.

About This Project

David Thomas, will be making his lifelong dream a reality by taking on the longest and toughest off-road rally in the world, THE DAKAR RALLY.

He is competitive, determined, focused with only one goal in mind: to finish the Dakar safely.

DAKAR 2017 is DAVID’S very first Dakar Rally. He will be riding a Husqvarna 450 Rally Bike, supported by his HT Rally team.

The competitors will travel 8,800 kilometers in 2 weeks – through Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. Scaling altitudes of almost 4000m above sea level, through inhospitable terrains, deserts and mountain ranges that will literally take their breath away.

The BUILD UP and PREPARATION to the DAKAR Rally 2017

From the moment David decided to enter the Dakar 2017 in January 2016, the roaring machine of the logistic and financial pressure started. David had to plunge deep into his savings to make his Dakar 2017 dream a reality and participate the qualifying training races; Each training race costs between EURO 20 000 – 30 000 per event

October 2016:

Training in Lesotho, and to make a further down payment to the Dakar organisation.

November 2016:
Train in specialized high altitude facilities to acclimatize to high altitudes that he will experience in Bolivia.

23Nov – Attend Dakar press conference in Paris 

December 2016:
Depart with Team David Thomas to Paraguay

January 2017: DAKAR RACE
2-14 Dakar 2017

Why get involved?

“As an entrepreneurial businessman, I know the importance of partnerships and branding. One cannot table the Dakar Rally without sponsorship and funding and I am looking forward to the role of Brand Ambassador for my main sponsor”
– David Thomas


Your BRAND will be exposed to:
– 56 hours of TV broadcasting by the Dakar for Africa alone!
– 262 hours of TV coverage for South America
– 16.5 million online video viewers
– 1.9 million Social media followers

David is known to be an excellent media speaker and communicator.
David is a vibrant young talented determined and focused rider with 30 years proven track record of winning races.


2nd Motorsport event in the world with 37M TV viewers worldwide

– Fan base 3.9M


– 190 countries

– 70 channels with 8 hours TV daily coverage

– 319 Permanent journalists with 27 Nationalities


Our milestones

Looking to raise 2.3 million Rand to get David and his support crew of 9 to the Dakar rally and racing. 


Our Dream Goal is 4.8 million Rand 


Our Rewards – Sponsorship

Get behind David and his team by pledging towards this campaign. Either buy a great reward or sponsor him and his team by buying advertising space on his Helmet, Biker clothing and or motor bike and get amazing coverage in return.


The Team

Cell (RSA): +27 79 035 9534
Email : [email protected]

Email: [email protected]
David Thomas has raced on two wheels his whole life. Starting with Mountain Biking, then on to Enduro Riding. Over the last thirty years he has seen much success, winning numerous championships.

Contact Information:

[email protected]

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