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NGC to air ‘Riding Morocco: Chasing The Dakar’ from 17 June

MUMBAI: US infotainment broadcaster National Geographic Channel (NGC) has partnered with Honda, a motorcycle manufacturer, to produce the thrilling new adventure series ‘Riding Morocco: Chasing The Dakar’.

The one-hour special follows professional racer Christophe Barriere-Varju and model-adventurer Laura Csortan as they go on a unique motor biking tour across Africa using Honda Africa Twin bikes.

‘Riding Morocco: Chasing The Dakar’ premieres globally on NGC this month. In India, it will premiere on 17 June.

Co-presenters Barriere-Varju and Csortan will be taking the ultimate biking tour in ‘Riding Morocco: Chasing The Dakar’, seeing enigmatic parts of Africa that are off the well-worn tourist trails. They will take audiences to historical sites hidden deep in the desert as well as gorgeous, untouched oases towns, meeting a variety of personalities, from tribesmen and silver miners to astronauts preparing for a space mission.

Bringing their own supplies, Barriere-Varju and Csortan will travel through every imaginable extreme—freezing nights and blazing mid-day sun, large sand dunes, mountains and valleys—to test their personal limits and experience all of Africa’s hidden terrain and cultures along the ride of a lifetime.

NGC regional production and development for Asia Pacific and Middle East VP MayYi Lee said, “We’re excited to have partnered with Honda on this ambitious television programme that fulfils the human need for exploration and uncovers a fascinating side of Africa. Viewers must tune in to Riding Morocco: Chasing The Dakar to witness Barriere-Varju and Csortan’s ultimate biking expedition and learn what extremes true adventurers will endure for the sake of self-discovery and making history. NGC is committed to continue producing quality programming that promotes the values of knowing more about the world and driving it forward.”