Rekluse Riders Finish 3rd and 4th Overall in 2014 Dakar Rally

Valparaiso,Chile (January 18th, 2014) Rumored to be the toughest Dakar Rally Race to date, 2014 tested the strength and determination of all competitors. Rekluse is proud to be the trusted supplier to the top competitors as they put themselves and their machines to the ultimate test in off-road racing. Rekluse riders Olivier Pain and Cyril Despres had outstanding finishes, with Pain finishing on the podium in third and Despres right on his tail to finish fourth. Both riders are teammates on the Factory Yamaha France Dakar Team. Finishing this race is a major accomplishment and to finish in the top 5 exemplifies world-class athleticism on the best equipment available. There were 196 bikes that started the 2014 Dakar Rally and only 78 finished. Riders had to traverse grueling terrain across 3 countries, spanning 16 days and 5,281 miles. Other notable finishes for Rekluse riders include: 13th place: #13 Michael Metge Yamaha       Rekluse 25th place: # 27 Marc Guasch GasGas        Rekluse 43rd place: #41 Felipe Prohens Yamaha      Rekluse 46th place: #46 Jaime Prohens Yamaha      Rekluse 59th place: #109 Flavio Del Zotto GasGas   Rekluse     [caption id="attachment_73" align="alignnone" width="300"]Rekluse Rider Olivier Pain Rekluse Rider Olivier Pain[/caption] [caption id="attachment_71" align="alignnone" width="300"]Rekluse Rider Cyril Despres Rekluse Rider Cyril Despres[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_77" align="alignnone" width="300"]Rekluse Rider Michael Metge Rekluse Rider Michael Metge[/caption] [caption id="attachment_76" align="alignnone" width="300"]Rekluse Rider Marc Guasch Rekluse Rider Marc Guasch[/caption] [caption id="attachment_78" align="alignnone" width="300"]Rekluse Riders Felipe Prohens (left) and Jaime Prohens (right) Rekluse Riders Felipe Prohens (left) and Jaime Prohens (right)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_75" align="alignnone" width="300"]Rekluse Rider Flavio Del Zotto Rekluse Rider Flavio Del Zotto[/caption]