– Dakar winner Cyril Despres, runner up Norwegian P-A Ullevålseter and also Marc Coma are testing the new KTM 450 in Tunisia!
– Top rider French David Fretignet (ex Yamaha) will join forces with Dutch Frans Verhoeven on the BMW 450!!!
– Swedish military Thomas Berglund will ride a Husaberg for the next Dakar.
– World top woman in trial, Spanish Laia Sanz will race her first Dakar!
– German girl Tina Meier will join the Sherco team!