Sunday, January 21, 2007
Patrick van Lee finishes the Dakar 2007!
Today was the last day of the dakar and I'm glad to report that Patrick van Lee with his Aprilia RXV 450 made it to the finish! With a 75th place overall and a 25th place in the sport production class 250-450cc he's the first rider ever to finish the Dakar rally on an Aprilia. The RXV was very reliable and he finished the rally without ever changing the engine (wich the bigger teams do regulary). The last 2 days where very succesful with a 56th place on day 13 and a 48th place on day 14. Aprilia News congratulates Patrick and hopes to see him back next year on an Aprilia. And hopefully Aprilia will also compete in the dakar 2008 with an official Factory team.