Barney and Charles at the finish line
Barney and Charles competed in the Pro Car Class at the 2016 Taureg Rallye. Photo credit: RallyManiacs

Charity beneficiary Phillip ‘Barney’ Gillespie and Charles Sincock have finished 5th in the 2016 Taureg Rally, driving with Race2Recovery over a period of seven days and enduring a number of challenges as they raced through the sand dunes of Morocco.

A combination of sheer determination and mechanical sympathy saw the pair to the finish line when so many other cars had been forced to retire due to mechanical issues and crashes. Barney, a former soldier with the Royal Irish Regiment who lost his leg to an IED in Afghanistan in 2010, became the first amputee in history to complete the Dakar Rally in a car when he was the co-driver in the 2013 race and competed in the Taureg Ralley’s Pro Car class.

Barney has set a fine example of just what can be achieved beyond injury, and will no doubt serve as inspiration to Race2Recovery’s new 2016 rookie team mates. Find out more about Race2Recovery at

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