My search and ad looking for a co-driver to go with me in Dakar 2016, has resulted in many responses.
Many candidates had good mechanical qualification and adventurous spirit. Few had the navigational skills. Even fewer had the budget to pay the Dakar entry fee.
But only one candidate had all of the above.
I found my co-driver – Bert Heskes from Holland.
And this weekend I am in England to meet up with him for the first time. We are meeting Paul Round in team RallyRaid’s workshop where we are also prepping the Desert Warrior rally car.