When Ross Branch stood on the podium at the Dakar Rally, it was the realization of a long-held dream. It was another tick off his long to achieve bucket list, which is now getting smaller.
Ever since he was but a toddler, the Kalahari Ferrari has had a fascination with bike racing. It all started when the then 3-year-old Branch was watching the Dakar Rally in 1992. From then on, he was hooked.
By the time he was four years, he started racing. And it was on the plains of the semi-desert of Jwaneng where he honed his skills. At the age of 15 years, he moved to Europe ‘to pursue his dream’ to be a professional racer.
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