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Ricky Brabec

United States United States


‘Excitement’ is a word closely related to Ricky Brabec and his emerging profile. The Californian caught the eye of the international off-road racing community through his potential and excellence in native (and high-profile) events such as the Baja 1000 (he completed the Baja set of 1000, 500 and 250 before reaching 24 years of age). He also owned the demanding Hare and Hound AMA series in 2014 before his scope became international, and world championship rally and the demands of the Dakar came calling. He refined his trade under the power HRC umbrella and reached a career peak early in 2019 when he claimed two stages of the Dakar and became the first athlete from his country to front the famous chase in more than a quarter of a century. The very next year he went one step further and wrote his name into the history books at Dakar 2020, becoming the first American rider to win the legendary rally. He also claimed Honda's first victory in the bikes since way back in 1989, two years before he was even born. Remarkable doesn't even come close to covering it when Ricky is involved! Don't forget to check out his story: