Saturday, January 2nd, 2010
Team Rally Australia today announced that well known film maker Simon Lee is in Buenos Aires to direct 'Dream Racer', a documentary that will follow French Australian business consultant Christophe Barriere Varju's attempt on the 2010 Dakar Rally, the world's most dangerous motor race.

The former Creative Director of Lavender in Sydney, Lee has been filming Barriere Varju's preparation in Australia for the past five months.

"Dream Racer explores what it really means to put everything on the line in the pursuit of your dream," Lee says.

"I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my investors and to JVC for providing a camera for the shoot. I'd also like to say a big thank you to Montage, Take Two and to Photoplay Films for their help."

The 2010 Dakar Rally traces a 10,000km loop through Argentina and Chile, across some of the harshest terrain on earth. You can follow Barriere-Varju's progress at View a Dream Racer trailer at

"There is something in me, something strange that is looking for things that people say cannot be done," Barriere Varju told Channel 7 reporter David Richardson in an interview last week.
The Dakar attracts a global TV audience of over 1 billion people, and the Dream Racer story has already captured the Australian media's attention with radio and TV interviews and a Today Tonight story scheduled this week.

Dream Racer is scheduled for completion in late 2010.

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Team Rally Australia

Team Rally Australia is sponsored by Hyundai Australia.

As a Dakar Ambassador, Christophe Barriere-Varju has spent relentless hours to encourage Australians in becoming part of an amazing adventure, the Dakar Rally, and is the expert host SBS Television, Fox Sports and Channel 10 call upon.

The Dakar is broadcast across 189 countries and attracts more than 300 million viewers every year.

Team Rally Australia has created a community based website so that fans and supporters can share their stories, photos, videos, blogs, and interact with Team Rally Australia in the lead up and during the event.

Become Part of the Adventure by joining
Christophe Barriere Varju
P: +61 (0) 403 444 101


Sydney film maker Simon Lee is in Argentina in the leadup to the 2010 Dakar Rally, following the tracks of inspirational racer Christophe Barriere Varju.



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