Enduro21 catches five minutes with Isle of Man TT racer James Hillier who’s switched slicks for knobblies to race the 2023 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.

He’s not doing it the easy way, James has entered the Original by Motul class, formerly known as the Malle Moto, which pitches riders completely on their own for daily bike maintenance and puts them on the desert floor each night in a basic tent for the 14 day, 8500 kilometre race across the vast deserts of Saudi.