10 out of 10 in 2017?
David has been riding off-road for an incredible 27 consecutive years and is living proof of the old adage that ‘practice makes perfect'. For 2017 the Czech rider will be lining up for his 10th Dakar and is looking to maintain his almost unbelievable 100% finish rate: 8 on a bike and 1 in a truck as a co-driver (he counts the cancelled 2008 Dakar as a finish!). His first appearance was back in 2007 on African soil when he claimed 42nd spot but it was once in South America that he showed his full potential when he entered the Top 20 in 2014 (18th), his best finishing position to date. Not only is David a redoubtable competitor he is also extremely fair play and has the awards to prove it: the UNESCO Fair play Award in 2000, the Czech Olympic Committee Fair play Award in 2000, 2013 and 2015 and the Brazilian Motorcycle Federation Fair play award.