Off-road endurance racer, Taye Perry, is currently representing South Africa in Saudi Arabia at the 2021 Dakar Rally.
Perry has teamed up with driver, Brian Baragwanath, for her second rally, this time as navigator (co-pilot) in the car category.
On Wednesday, 6 January, the pair took on Stage 4 of the rally which brought a number of challenges.
“Longest day so far at 813km,” Perry shared on her Instagram account.
“The special stage had its technical, rocky and canyon bits, but it was mostly fast open racing with equally fast paced complex navigation, which meant making up time wasn’t going to be easy, which was exactly where we were for a lot of the day…
“On the edge of speeding penalties and fines, along with everyone else. We had another puncture to deal with, and in all the heavy dust trying to pass multiple people at a time we missed 1 or 2 notes, having to circle back.
“But considering all, we had a really consistent and clean day. Every day is experience and every day is improvement in one way or another.
“I’m excited to keep working on it with Brian. Bring on Stage 5!”
In January 2020, Perry made headlines with fellow South African, Kirsten Landman, as the two crossed the finish line in an emphatic fashion.
The East London-born will be hoping to use her experience to assist her driving partner to success.
The rally ends on Sunday, 17 January 2020.
Photo 1 Caption: Taye Perry pictured with driver, Brian Baragwanath, during the earlier stages of the 2021 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. Photo: Taye Perry