Perry the First African Woman to Complete Back to Back Dakar Races

by | Jan 16, 2021

South African off-road endurance racer, Taye Perry, is in celebratory mood after completing another Dakar Rally event in Saudi Arabia on Friday, 15 January 2020.

This year, Perry went into the competition as navigator for driver, Brian Baragwanath, in the car category. In 2020, she completed the race in the bike category, together with fellow South African, Kirsten Landman.

Perry took to her Instagram account to share her excitement, saying: “We did it!!! Huge thank you and well done to Brian, the team and everyone involved who all worked together to make this possible!”

The pair endured various challenges throughout the 12 stages of the race and were ecstatic to cross over the finish line in 32nd position overall.

The public joined in the celebrations on Facebook, congratulating the South African’s for proudly flying the flag high.

 

Rudolph Olivier
Well done you two are the best and best team spirit. You guys are the best.

 

Bobbie Scott
Well done, guys! Amazing. Proud of the Team.

 

Philip Claassen
Super stoked for you guys!!!

 

Leon Barnard
Well done to both and you and the crew. This is an awesome achievement!!

 

Derik van Heerden
Great effort. Sure you are not missing pushing the bike for kms. Comfort of a seat. See you next year.

 

At Schoeman
Well done Taye a job well done! Quite different to your excursion last year reading the log! And to Brian for keeping the car going always near the front! Good job to
#Century Racing

 

Graeme Weston
Well done guys and thanks for sharing your awesome experiences, tons of luck and all the best for the year ahead

 

Shaun Keet
Well done!! Amazing achievement with the challenges you guys faced!

 

Photo 1 Caption: Taye Perry pictured with driver, Brian Baragwanath, with their medals at the Dakar Rally 2021 finish line in Saudi Arabia on Friday, 15 January 2021. Photo: Taye Perry (Facebook)

 

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