The Dakar Rally is the world’s toughest off-road endurance race, an annual event where racers push themselves to the limit to compete in what has been said to be the most dangerous race, with great challenges in extreme conditions. And Christophe Barriere-Varju has been one of those die-hard competitors, having been in the Dakar Rally four times, both in Africa and in South America.
Christophe speaks with Jim Martin about being in this incredible international race, and tells us about the award winning film “Dream Racer”, the true story about Christophe and his motorbike in the Dakar Rally.
Adventure motorcycling has become one of the fastest growing segments of the motorcycle industry.
Adventure Rider Radio is at the forefront bringing you the most respected moto-travelers of our ADV community as well as new people and ideas you have yet to hear about. ARR features industry pros talking tech and technique on this engaging podcast.
Host Jim Martin brings his 20 years of adventure tourism experience, almost a decade of publishing background and in recent years, work with podcasting and audio productions to the ARR show.
About Dream Racer
Dream Racer is an inspiring account of the fear of life going by unfulfilled and the pursuit of dreams as the antidote to this fear. The film tells the extraordinary true story of French Australian Business Consultant Christophe Barriere-Varju who defies extreme physical hardship and personal tragedy as he attempts to take on the world’s most dangerous motor race, the Dakar Rally, on a motorbike.
Dream Racer has won multiple awards around the globe and has been acclaimed by Mitchell Block, producer of academy award documentary Big Mama as “A COMPELLING, MOVING AND POWERFUL FILM.” Candide McDonald from Australian Creative Magazine dubbed Dream Racer as “THE MOTIVATIONAL FILM OF THE DECADE.”
Dream Racer is available for purchase on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD from the Official Website.