Many consider Edi Orioli one of the best motorcyclists in rallying. Tallying up four victories in the Dakar Rally in 1988, 1990, 1994 and 1996. Taking second and third in two others.
French motorcross, enduro and rally raid racer Cyril Neveu is the first person to win the Dakar Rally in the motorcycle category in 1979. He than won it four more times.
Gaston Rahier is a Paris-Dakar legend. After winning back to back rallies in 1984-1985, he was named Belgian Sportsman of the Year.