Charan Moore
40 MOORE Charan (zaf), LVLS Rally, Husqvarna, Moto, Original by Motul, Motul, portrait during the Podium Finish of the Dakar 2023 in Damman, on January 15, 2023 in Damman, Saudi Arabia - Photo Frederic Le Floc’h / DPPI

It takes true grit and determination to take part in the Dakar but even more so to add the challenge of Malle Moto to the mix; South Africa’s Charan Moore did it all and won!


South Africa (17 January 2023) – This year’s Dakar has come to an end, and South Africans are immensely proud of the effort put in by our competitors. A total of eighteen South Africans were either riders, drivers or co-pilots this year. One of those was Charan Moore, who was riding a Husqvarna for LVLS Rally. He also took part in this year’s Malle Moto and won it!

This was the 31-year-old South African’s second time at the Dakar which makes the win even more exciting! Aside from winning the Malle Moto division, Moore also placed 28th overall at the Dakar this year.

“A rollercoaster from start to finish. Bike issues, a complete engine change, radiator issues, bush mechanics – all ace out from the comforts of a tent and box of tools and spares but enjoyed every second!

When the mind is right they can throw anything at you! Clear eyes, full heart, can’t lose!”

What is Malle Moto?

Malle Moto means a rider is completely unassisted. They are responsible for setting up camp daily, doing maintenance on their bikes or cars and all-around going it alone. It is a tough event to take part in within Dakar but a very rewarding one!

Competitors doing Malle Moto can pack one Malle Trunk with all the equipment they will need to complete the Dakar. The trunk should contain spare parts, tools and equipment and personal belongings. There is also a size limit on the trunk.

Each morning before the rider sets out on the next stage, they pack up their trunk and camp; the organisers then transport it to the next camp when they arrive at the end of the day.

This event is gruelling because it limits a person’s sleep and pushes them to their limit over fourteen stages. Charan Moore managed to overcome every hurdle and went on to win this event! We are so proud of his success and we know the moto-world is in awe of him. Well done Charan, well done!

Sources: Dakar
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