By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA –
ZAMBIAN top rider, David Reeve has hinted at giving the Dakar Rally another shot next year despite suffering a dislocated right knee.
Reeve, who had a blistering start to this year’s World’s toughest motor race, eating up 60 places after starting in 93rd position, fell out after he fell on day three having moved into 29th position.
It was the second time in two years that the Mazabuka ‘daredevil’ rider had failed to finish the Dakar Rally having suffered a worse injury in the 2013 edition where he broke his left leg on his maiden participation.
Reeve said he was aware of the risks involved following the injury but that the thought of the 2015 edition means neither a broken leg nor a dislocated knee will get in his way of attaining the dream of finishing the gruelling Dakar Rally.
“I am devastated about this injury but I am aware of the risks and as we say “that’s racing”. I am naturally very disappointed as I like to finish what I start. I would like to say thanks for the support and sorry to my fans for not finishing.
“I and my team have been talking 2015 Dakar Rally already but that is if we can get some logistics in other things in place,” he said.
Just as he has hinted on the 2015 Rally, Reeve did the same last year, announcing he was considering the 2014 rally way before his leg had healed.
He heaped praise on the Freedom Rally Racing Service Team whom he described as excellent and that the team was equally devastated after losing three riders in two days, including himself.