It's no coincidence that the last 12 editions of the Dakar Rally have seen a KTM rider on the top step of the podium. The Austrian manufacturer has built an era of invincibility through methodical preparation as well as expert riding over desert dunes. The Red Bull KTM Factory Team is aiming to add to their success story by bringing another competitive rider line-up to the 13-stage desert classic. Among those flying the flag for KTM in South America will be three-time Dakar champion Marc Coma plus podium regulars Ruben Faria and Chaleco Lopez. These riders and their KTM 450 Rally bikes are supported at the race by a logistical operation that takes an entire year to plan and features a total of 34-team members onsite at the Dakar. 24 engines, 150 wheels and other essential supplies are all carefully prepared for the race at KTM's headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria.
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