I'm Benjamin Melot, 29 years old (March 6th 1989)
I'm French, from a little town, called Lons le Saunier, in my beautifull Jura region.
I love going back home, enjoying amazing landscape and nature.
Je suis rentré dans le monde du Rallye Raid en 2010, comme mécanicien pour les meilleurs pilotes de la discipline, au sein du team Factory KTM Red Bull.
Je vis aujourd'hui à Dubai, aux Emirats Arabes Unis, d'ou je travaille toujours pour KTM, dans un autre secteur cette fois-ci.
Dakar Rally has always been a dream for me.
After having the opportunity to participate as a technician, from 2010 till 2017, I always thought that I would, one day, participate as a rider!
Many years later, we are here!
I took advantages of all this experiences beeng close to the best riders in the world, to accumulate experience and maturity to tackle this adventure in the best conditions.
Living in DUbai, where I moved to worr, for KTM, in 2014, allows me to prepare myself in the best conditions, thanks to the amazing desert and ideal weather conditions.
Dakar 2018 has been shortened for me, due to a mechanical failure on 8th stage. I'm now even more motivated to finish the 2019 edition of this wonderfull adventure which is DAKAR!
Huge thanks to all my partners, friends, family and fans for the support! Won't be possible without them!