Hari Iddamsetty, San Jose, CA, USA.
Hari was born & brought up in India. When cable TV was first introduced in India in 1991, that's when he watched The Dakar and was amazed at the bikes, the riders and their skills. Hari never had a chance to own a bike until he moved to the US in 2002. But since then he owned and rode sport bikes on & off the track. His wife introduced him to off-road bikes by taking him to Metcalf motorcycle park in 2009 and then he bought his first KTM 530. However the thrill of riding a Dakar styled bike finally made him to upgrade to a KTM 690 with a full rally kit. Hari never raced before and is looking forward to taking part in his first ever off-road race. His goal is just to finish the race and have fun and get to know the other riders, some of whom has raced the Dakar.