Corky 'The Cat' (as nicknamed by Eurosport's Carlton Kirby) spent 3 years training and sold the family home back in 2013 to fulfil his dream of competing in the Dakar Rally. His 1st attempt in 2015 ended suddenly at the end of day 4 with a crash resulting in a few broken bones. He returned in 2016 where a mechanical problem finally saw him exit the event at the end of day 12. Go Trail Riding was set up to help get raise the funds needed for Corky to race in the Dakar. He is back in training and hoping to return to the Dakar in 2019

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Friday, 12 May 2017

2017 Rally Report

Corky took 2 1st in class wins in the Tuareg & Morocco Desert Challenge rallies in March/April this year. He was racing his purpose built KTM LC8 Rally wich had been heavily modified with an oil cooler, bigger radiator, custom nav tower, rear oil tank, rally fairing, and bigger/better suspension.


The Tuareg Rallye: The event is infamous for its relentless difficult terrain, and includes some 500km's of the toughest dune riding of any event. Chris did his own service choosing to stay away from the usual service teams that dominate the event. During the Kings Stage a miscalculation saw the LC8 run out of fuel just 6k from the end of the special dropping Corky to 6th place overall.


Morocco Desert Challenge: The rally started in Agadir and finished in Saidia, and boasts to be the 3rd biggest rally after the Silk Way and Dakar. Corky increased the difficulty by riding in the 'Malle Moto' class which meant he was allowed no assistance and lived out of 2 metal boxes. A split fuel line on day 1, and having to nurse the bike home due to the mousse failing on day 6, had him finish a respectable 17th overall.