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Brett Cummings NAVIGATOR
Cummings started racing 1999, at the age of 16. It wasn’t all plain sailing, as he suffered a fractured ankle after another competitor rode into him, but things improved markedly from there. After racing locally, Cummings started competing on the global stage, with his first international event being the Australasian Safari in 2012. He finished 4thoverall and won the Dakar Challenge.
This set him up perfectly for his first assault on the Dakar Rally in 2013, though he also took part in the Merzouga Rally in Morocco, in order to learn the Dakar navigation system before the race. In 2014 he became the first South African to enter and finish the fearsome Malle Moto category for unsupported bikers, finishing second in class.
More international races followed, as well as a stint in a cross-country Toyota Hilux beside Thomas Rundle; and a shift in focus to fitness came next. Now it is time for the next chapter in Cummings’ racing career, and the hot seat in a Dakar-winning Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Hilux fits the bill perfectly.