Maikel Smits, the best Dutch biker of Dakar 2018 becomes the Rymax-rider
It was one of the toughest Dakars in years, but Maikel Smits managed to reach the finish line. Definitely something to be proud of. He managed to become 26th overall in the general rankings: a big achievement as a rookie between the best riders in the world.
This great achievement was also noticed by Morocco Desert Challenge’s main sponsor Rymax Lubricants. They invited Smits to participate in the 10th edition of the MDC. Maikel Smits aims for a top-5 ranking while riding in Rymax colours.
Morocco is not an unknown area for Smits: he finished in a good 15th position in the 2017 edition of the Merzouga Rally. During the Morocco Desert Challenge, Smits has to push hard to finish even better. It’s going to be a great battle in the motorbike/quad ranking of this edition of the MDC. Shortly, more information about the riders will be mentioned on the website.