Rodney Faggotter

Wrapping up his debut aboard the WR450F Rally machine with a top ten result at the 2016 OiLibya Morocco Rally, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team's Rodney Faggotter was fired up for an equally strong outing at the 2017 Dakar Rally, though unfortunately a minor technical issue forced him to retire despite a strong start.

No stranger to multi-stage racing, Rod is a two-time Australian Safari winner and a three-time Condo 750 Rally winner. Making his debut appearance at the prestigious Dakar Rally in 2012, he went on to claim a superb 14th place overall result as a Yamaha France supported rider one year later. He was also the second best privateer finisher in 2013.

Along with a vast amount of experience in rally competition, one of Rodney's greatest advantages is his acute mechanical skills. Working hard over the past few months to be 100% ready for his return to the Dakar Rally, Rodney Faggotter is looking forward to his third participation in the prestigious event. 

Assuming his role as a water carrier, the Australian has his sights set on providing the maximum amount of support to his Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team partners. Rodney will also be battling to bring his own WR450F Rally close to the top of the final standings, a feat he managed in the 2017 season where he finished in 10th overall at the Baja Inka Rally.