The Dakar race is the World’s most extreme sporting event where racers will have to cross hundreds of kilometers per day for more than 2 weeks. Starting on the 6th to the 20th of January 2018, the Rally will cover 3 countries – Perú, Argentina and Bolivia - with 10.000 km for 15 days. As an Official Supplier of the Honda Racing Corporation Motor Team in this adventure, Peli Products – the global leader since 1976 in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases and advance lighting solutions – supplied the team with a range of Peli Protector Cases to ensure the protection of motors and of repair equipment together with a suit of Peli’s torches and headlamps to support the mechanics in their maintenance tasks.
“When you transport valuable equipment that cannot be damaged, you need a reliable companion. Peli products comply with the highest standards of protection and withstand rigorous impact and drop tests in severe environments”, said Piero Marigo, Peli Products EMEA Managing Director. “We are proud of the Partnership with Honda Racing Corporation, the World’s biggest Motorcycle Manufacturer and one of the most valuable brands in the world”, Marigo added.
This event will be witnessed by more than 1 billion TV spectators, since Dakar race is the most demanding event and the 2nd most important International race after Formula 1. The Honda Racing Corporation Team is formed by five experienced pilots: Joan Barreda from Spain, Kevin Benavides from Argentina, Ricky Brabec from the United States, Paulo Gonçalves from Portugal and Michael Metge from France.
“This 40th edition will be really tough; if the race is not hard then it wouldn’t be the Dakar. This race puts everyone to the test: riders, motorcycles and equipment” said Raul Castells, Honda Team Manager. “For two weeks you can’t make mistakes, and we are confident of our expert pilots, experienced team and gear to make this a successful race. On those crucial moments we need to count with the most reliable equipment and this is where Peli Products plays a key role for us”, continued Castells.
Being part of extreme expeditions is a tradition for Peli™ Products. For over 40 years, the quality and durability of the Californian brand’s products are known globally by outdoor sports enthusiasts as well as professionals from the law enforcement, fire & rescue, scientific and industrial sectors. From Mount Aconcagua to Iceland, from motor-riding, sailing to mountain climbing, the shock-proof and watertight properties of Peli™ protective cases and the power of its torches, make them crucial accessories for extreme adventures.