MXLink Live connecting Women in Motorsport invites guests Sara Garcia and Rachael Archer

MXLink Live connecting Women in Motorsport invited guests Sara Garcia who raced Dakar Rally 2020 and Rachael Archer who is currently racing America’s GNCC WXC class.

Sara Garcia Dakar Rally 2020 Stage 11 Photo Credit: ASO

Sara Garcia completed Dakar Rally 2020 racing Original by Motul ‘Unassisted category’ finishing in 22nd place, becoming the first female to cross the 12 Stage Dakar unaided.

Rachael Archer gained race ride under AmPro Yamaha in 2019 to compete in America’s Grand National Cross-Country Series gaining all important race experience to vie for top step of podium in 2020.

With COVID-19 putting all halt to racing and training, Live Chat steers the conversation around what challenges both Women have had to overcome during their racing career past seasons as well as how to deal with changes of circumstances on and off track.

Sara pin-points most difficult time racing The Dakar was to remain mentally focused on achieving break-down of goals during long as race days of up to 12-15 hours. To add to sustaining positive mind-set was Sara’s need to push all capabilities of maintainng her bike after day’s Stage had finished- when much needed rest time wanted to be top of the list.

Rachael Archer GNCC WXC Wild Boar Photo Credit: RacerX-TV

Rachael made learning curves from debut year count going into 2020 GNCC season. Choice of lines, being more aggressive on track, making smart decisions on when to pit, and keeping in tune with body training needs as well as rest- have been key factors for standing 4th Overall after 3 Rounds.

For certain, Sara’s achievement of success to complete Dakar Rally in ‘Unassisted category’ covering all mechanical maintenance herself has to be admired by all.

And, with Rachael equally determined to make her mark racing not just GNCC and Sprint Enduro’s but Extreme/Rally events as well- we may have united front of Sara inspiring and helping other Women to race the world’s most gruelling off-road Rally in years to come.

MXLink Live edited film link below. My thanks to Sara and Rachael for their time.

Words: Sharon Cox.




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