American Jonah Street finished the first competitive stage (Stage 2) of the 2011 Dakar Rally earlier today. His sixth-place unofficial overall finish in the stage is right at his top-5 goal for the day. He’s also closer to previous (and defending) champions Marc Coma (Spain, KTM) and Cyril Despres (France, KTM) than he’s ever been [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Dakar 2011 is officially underway, and American Jonah Street called earlier with his latest update. There wasn’t much excitement today, aside from a delay to the start of the first stage of the race. Tomorrow’s stage begins early—4:20 a.m. for the first bike; Street is scheduled to depart at 4:34. Bikes will be released at two-minute [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Jonah Street Dakar Daily #3: Stamps, Check! Tech Inspection, Check! Tires, Check! Parc Fermé, Check!
Today was the last logistical day for the #7 Yamaha GYTR team of Jonah Street and mechanic Niles Follin. The duo started the day with the promise of tire delivery, a few more things to button up on the racebike and a long line of administration checks to overcome. Here’s how it went, straight from [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Day Two of Jonah Street’s Dakar Rally adventure is in the books, so he called with an update and then e-mailed a few photos to us. This was a pretty hectic day for the Yamaha rider as he spent most of it chasing his tire supply. Meanwhile, master mechanic Niles Follin has been putting the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
American Dakar Rally racer Jonah Street just called from a Buenos Aires, Argentina, Porsche dealership where he’s assembling his Yamaha WR450F. This is his first live update from the 2011 Dakar Rally. Besides buttoning up his race bike, Street is tracking down a large stack of tires with borrowed passports and cold, hard cash! Here’s [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)