Zim’s representatives stay on course at Dakar Rally

By ZBC Reporter
Zimbabwe’s top rally driver, Conrad Rautenbach is still on course at the on-going 2020 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia after finishing 11th in stage 10, while biker Graeme Sharp ended on position 70.
Two of Zimbabwe’s representatives at the on-going 2020 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, motor rally driver Conrad Rautenbach and biker Graeme Sharp have so far managed to stay on course at the world’s toughest race.
Despite the hardships and difficult terrains at the gruelling race, the duo has put the country’s flag on the radar in terms of motorsport.
Rautenbach who has kept pushing since the first day, producing superb performances and finishing well-ended stage 10 on position 11 in 2 hours 35minutes 26seconds.
This comes after Rautenbach and his Portuguese navigator Pedro Bianchi Prata completed stage 9 from Wadi Al Dawasir to Haradh in 7th position on Tuesday and their results show the dedication and determination they have towards winning the race.
Rautenbach was full of praises for the desert landscape in Saudi Arabia saying it offered the true test expected in a gruelling rally event such as the Dakar.

“From what I’ve seen so far Saudi Arabia is beautiful, the country has nice landscape, all the perfect ingredients for a Dakar. I’m very happy so far,” he said.

In the bikes category, first-timer Graeme Sharp who was ranked 78 at the end of stage 9 was a gear up on Wednesday when he moved 8 places up the ladder to end the day on position 70.
The Zimbabwean biker finished stage 9 in a time of 3hours 12minutes 35seconds.
The gruelling race moves to stage 11 with Sharp and Rautenbach still chasing their dreams.