The partnership, now in its fourth year, between IVAR and Alessandro Botturi, Yahama’s official driver, has been renewed. IVAR took part as main sponsor in the Dakar 2018 presentation evening held on 5 December this year at the venue Seconda Classe Areadocks in Brescia.
On stage in full view there was the Yamaha that Botturi has been training with in preparation for the great race in South America, since the rally motorcycle is currently being shipped from Le Havre to Peru, where the rally will begin in Lima on 6 January 2018.
“I have trained well for the most important event of the year.” This year, I raced in the Merzouga, Sardegna and Panafrica Rallies and in the Rally of Morocco, almost 15,000 km of track and navigation. I feel good physically and mentally and I am ready to take on the next great challenge,” said Alessandro Botturi, who has decided to donate the proceeds of the evening to the paediatric onco-haematology ward of the Civil Hospitals of Brescia.