Exploit réalisé
Achieved the November 3, 2007

First paraplegic pilote in "shamrock"

  • Discipline : Motor sports > Quad
  • Disability : Paraplegic
  • Set by : Christophe Martin
  • Nationality : French
  • Location :

My name is Christophe MARTIN , I am 40 years old, I am married and have 2 children.
I became a paraplegic after a work accident in 1988.

I am mad about motorcycling and mechanical sports fanatic. I am motivated by my passion and particularly by competition.

In 2007 I took part in my 5th “Shamrock”. It is a race on the rocky tracks and dunes of South Morocco desert in which trucks, cars, motor bikes and quads are involved (similar to Paris-Dakar rally). In this type of competition, I am also the 1st paraplegic pilot (and the only one in quad). My results in this category are as follows :

2007 General classification : withdrawal at the 3rd stage
Quad : mechanical withdrawal
2006 General classification : rank 53/86
Quad : rank 12/22
2005 General classification : rank 48
Quad : rank 14
2004 General classification : rank 67
Quad : rank 14
2003 General classification : rank 77
Quad : rank 10

Fifth very big challenge within a few days: To be the first paraplegic pilot to take part in the “Rally Raid” of Tunisia in quad (Rally Optic 2000). I have one single aim to achieve: To reach the finishing line, to finish the race!! I know that a paraplegic pilot ran this race already by car but I do not know if he could go to the end.

Pictures of the feat