Dream of Dakar – Ep1
01 Apr 2015 22:00 AEST
Glenn & the team defend their title at the Australasian Safari, Australia’s equivalent to Dakar. Feeling the pressure of being only 3 months away from heading overseas, the team have their worst start in years. Jake (GHR’s Dakar hope) crashes, sustaining injuries that threaten Glenn’s dream.
ABOUT DREAM OF DAKAR
Dream of Dakar presents a unique insight into the workings of an under resourced Australian off-road motor sport team, as they compete against the large, well-funded factory teams at the Dakar Rally.
Over a twelve-month period we follow the team through a season of dreams, challenges, failures and triumphs – a highly charged adrenalin fuelled adventure. Under increasing financial and performance pressure GHR Honda travel to South America into the foreign world of a high level international motor sport event.
With tenacity and classic dry Aussie humor the team takes up the challenge and incredibly manage to survive their first Dakar Rally.
With a 33 year history, The Dakar Rally, is considered the toughest motor sport event in the world. Entering is in some ways like climbing your own Everest or sailing around the world; completing the Dakar is an achievement in commitment, self-belief, persistence and often, sheer luck.
As a professional rider Glenn Hoffman never achieved all that he wanted. As team manager of the GHR Honda Team, he has dominated the sport in Australia but always dreamt of taking on the world in the Dakar Rally.
Jacob Smith is the team’s number one racer. A humble 22 year old from outback Australia, Jacob works as a power line technician to support his racing career. He has never travelled abroad but has probably done more kilometers on a bike than most people will do in their cars in a lifetime.