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Sjaak Martens finishes 49th in Dakar rally

18 Jan 2016

Sjaak Martens, Dutch poultry processor sponsored by Marel Stork, finished 49th in his third Dakar Rally.

Taking into account that 153 motorcycles took off at the start January 3th, this is an excellent end result! The 52 year old motor biker rode a very constant rally, certainly in the last four stages (48th, 59th, 49th and 58th) and arrived safe and sound in Rosario, Argentina.

Sjaak Martens, Dutch poultry processor sponsored by Marel Stork, during his third Dakar Rally.

In his debut in 2013 he finished 53rd, last year equipment failure forced him to give up after eight stages. This time his Husqvarna took him through all challenges of the South American continent, such as the salt lake of Uyuni and the desert dunes in Fiambalá. He finished the 13th and final stage last Saturday. 

Marel Stork congratulates Sjaak with his fantastic performance!