Hillier Is a Truly Impressive Guy
James Hillier won the Isle of Man TT in 2013, and now he has his sights set on something just as, if not even more impressive, the Dakar Rally.
This is the first Isle Of Man TT Champion who will have attempted the Dakar Rally. The rally is one of the most grueling events in all of motorsports. While the Isle of Man TT is a wild and tough race in and of itself, the Dakar Rally is a whole new challenge.
The Dakar Rally covers more than 500 miles over some of the toughest terrain in the entire world, including massive sand dunes and rough rocky sections. It’s tough for the riders and the bikes themselves to simply survive the race. Hillier will have his work cut out for him.
Hillier will ride in the 2022 Dakar Rally with the OMG Racing team sponsored by Rich Energy, according to Visordown. What’s interesting is that Hillier originally joined the racing team to do road races, but COVID-19 put an end to those races and now he and the racing team has shifted its focus to the Dakar Rally. Hillier is obviously one of the best people on a bike in the world, but the Dakar Rally is no road race. His skills will certainly be put to the test.