What a race its been so far. Unfortunately, after 8 stages, the race for my good friend Charlie Rauseo on the CLiXX Motosport sponsored KTM 660 is over. I'll be talking to him soon to get the details. Now I guess we'll get to see what happens when the show has moved on and you're still in the middle of the dunes in Mauritania... with your bike BTW, a few notable names that also had to bow out at this stage: English woman rider Patsy Quick, former Dakar winner Kenjiro Shinozuka, and AmericanKTM Scot Harden (he was 9th overall!) broke his leg in the first part of stage 9. Good luck to all the remaining racers and hopefully we can help Charlie get another ride at the Dakar in a year or two.