From the Delta skies to conquering Dakar

Ross Branch
Ross Branch

Ross Branch, a commercial pilot, flew into Peru for the Dakar Rally last month and created lasting impressions after winning the tough race’s rookie award. Now, he is prepared to kick-on and win the race in future. He spoke to Mmegi Staff Writer, MQONDISI DUBE

As a young boy, growing up in the diamond-mining town of Jwaneng, Branch always had a passion for motor racing.

“It started when I was four years-old and it has grown since. It was a family sport.  I just loved the adrenalin. Since I was a young boy, I have set my life goals and I have pretty much ticked all the boxes I wanted to tick,” Branch said.

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