First met Donovan at the Amageza in 2015, it was my first rally, I was having a tough time around day 4/5 and when I met him he was all smiles and happiness, then my team mates told me he was running “Malle Moto” and I had a new-found respect for a guy that could be so happy and in high spirits in such a challenging environment. Nothing seems too big a challenge for Donovan, he commits to everything he does. I have no doubt that of all the South African riders I know he stands the best chance of a 2018 Dakar finish.

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