Rally PanAm pre-event news 2009-12-31

Rally PanAm team in Buenos Aires for the start of the Dakar Rally The San Francisco, California based Rally PanAm team has returned for its 7th Dakar Rally. The team's top rider, Jonah Street, is prepared to challenge all other competitors...

Rally PanAm team in Buenos Aires for the start of the Dakar Rally

The San Francisco, California based Rally PanAm team has returned for its 7th Dakar Rally. The team's top rider, Jonah Street, is prepared to challenge all other competitors for a podium finish in this world-class cross-country rally. Jonah is backed by Top One Oil and PAi, and will ride a KTM 690RR motorcycle specially prepared by the team. Clearing customs with their vehicles and passing the rally's extensive technical checks, the team has been in Argentina since just after Christmas. Street says, "I'm super-ready to get going."

Rally PanAm supports more than just top level riders. This year, four riders from Canada, Mexico and Australia will share the team's mechanics and support vehicles; three on bikes prepared by the team. The riders set out from Buenos Aires on a transfer stage on New Year's Day. Racing starts in earnest on January 2 and continues for 16 hard days. For news and information about the riders`progress, see the team's website at www.rallypanam.com or track them live at www.dakar.com.

Rally PanAm's riders and their race numbers:

Jonah Street, #24
Andrew Scott, #108
Rick Hatswell, #127
Dirk Kessler, #143
Octavio Valle, #155

-source: rpa

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