From his youth in California to the Dakar tracks after years of competing in BMX, Ricky Brabec has been on the fast track to success. He already had a highly successful career when he made his Dakar debut in 2016. This son of bike racing parents has won practical- ly everything: the Baja 1000, Baja 500, Vegas to Reno and of course the desert racing title.
Spotted by the Honda HRC team, he began his international career with the Dakar in his sights. The learning process has been long but promising. Ninth, in his first participation in South America, he took his riding to the next level in winning his first stage in 2017 at Uyuni. Since then, Ricky lead Honda HRC to an overall motorcycle class victory at the 2020 Dakar Rally.
Ricky is an ambassador for several companies in the motorsport industry and is a role model for many young upcoming racers. When he is not training, he spends his time motivating, coaching, and giving back with his on-going charitable contributions.