If your father lives and breathes motorsport, there’s always a chance his progeny will also get bitten by the same bug. And if your father does the Dakar rally, it must be virtually impossible not to get carried away by the same passion. That’s absolutely true of Motul’s external communication manager Romain Grabowski, who is proudly continuing his father’s passion for rally raid - and of course the mighty Dakar. But what if you want to step back in time and actually relive your father’s adventures?
In 1982, Romain’s father, Denis Grabowski, participated in the Dakar in a purpose-built Lada Niva, probably the pinnacle of simple but effective off-road engineering. In 2018, Romain participated in the Rally des Pionniers, a classic rally raid event, in an exact replica of the car his father had used in the 1980s. Needless to say, we had to find out more.