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Jincheng motorcycle drivers will race in 31st Dakar Rally

    Approved by China Motorcycle Sports Association, Chen Jianguo and Wei Guanghui, two drivers of Chinese Jincheng Motorcycle New Power Team, will race in 2009 31st Dakar Rally. This is the first Chinese motorcycle team appearing in Dakar Rally, one of the biggest competitions in automobile racing. On December 16, 2008, Jincheng Group preformed a ceremony in Beijing Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang) for two warriors.

   The race will start and finish in Buenos Aires, and go to Patagonia, the Andes Mountains and venture into the Atacama Desert, the world’s driest, traverses 9574 kilometers on 15 days from Jan. 3 to Jan. 18, with one rest day.

   Chen Jianguo and Wei Guanghui are creator and holder of multiple world records of automobile and motorcycle limit sports. Already in January 2008, they had obtained the qualification of taking part in 30th Dakar Rally of January 2008, but it is regrettable that this year’s rally was called off due to terrorist attack before race, and then they had no chance to taking part in Dakar Rally of this year.

   In the ceremony of go on expedition, Chen Jianguo and Wei Guanghui said that their but is to complete the whole racing route with domestic motorcycle and strive to win a good ranking. At present, be ready for this expedition.