Kevin and Perry Go Large!
Azure Resorts Malta Project Director Perry Newton and colleague Kevin Camilleri have confirmed their entry in to one of the world’s toughest rallies – The Heroes Legend from Paris to Dakar, departing on 29th September 2012.
Commencing from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the rally crosses five countries: France, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania; finishing at Lac Rose in Dakar, Senegal on 14th October 2012.
Attracting competitors from around the world. The Heroes Legend Paris-Dakar rally welcomes Kevin and Perry as the first participants from Malta.
Currently training with the Desert Rose Racing Team, owned by Patsy Quick; the first British woman to complete The Dakar Rally in 2006; Kevin & Perry will form part of the team under the support of Desert Rose Racing. Along with a support truck, four mechanics will accompany the team to service the bikes, enabling the riders to eat and sleep in order to handle the desert’s unforgiving conditions.
John Mitchinson, owner of Rally Raid Products, is overseeing the building of their bikes. Equipped with a 35-litre fuel tank, 3 litres of survival water and a host of systems, gadgets and other paraphernalia, the 2 KTM 690r enduro bikes are expected to weigh somewhere around 211kg.
We’re taking David Hoare along with us,” says Perry Newton. “Anne Davies is a British TV presenter and David is her cameraman, so hopefully we’ll stay on the bikes in the footage! We are planning on doing a mini-series of maybe five one-hour episodes which, when combined, will make a complete video. This video will then be given to our sponsors and hopefully we will also be able to get a few English and Maltese TV stations interested in it.
Naturally, none of this would be possible without the aid of sponsors: La Valette Club Lounge, Tastees, Connex Uk, Attrans, Veduta Restaurant, Jolly, Drifter Car Hire, Interval International, Baselayer, Vascas, Transport Malta, RCI, Electric Hummingbird and of course Azure Services Ltd for their support”
Kevin and Perry are looking forward to raising money through their participation in the Heroes Legend, for the Malta Community Chest Fund, UNICEF and Cancer Research UK.
Donations can be made through www.justgiving.com/kevinandperrygodakar
Visit www.kevinandperrygodakar.com for details of a limited offer available to the biking community, sponsored on behalf of Azure and be in the chance to win a 5 star holiday to Malta.