A FATHER and son motoring team are finally back home after completing the gruelling Paris Dakar rally.

Paul Round, 46, and son Mark, 26, arrived home last night after jetting from the 5,900-mile rally's finishing site at Dakar, in Senegal.

Paul's wife Dawn, Mark's wife Heather and his daughter Megan, 16 months, are seen welcoming them.

Paul, of Lower Cumberworth, and Mark, of Scissett, began the rally in France on January 1 and crossed the finish line in Dakar on Sunday.

The pair were placed 28th overall - just eight places behind rally legend Colin McRae.

Unlike McRae, they managed to succeed without the benefit of a huge technical back-up team.

Paul and Mark were among just 163 teams that finished the race. Four hundred had started.

Paul, who was navigating, said they were thrilled just to finish.

He said: "For amateurs the goal is to get to the end. We never bothered about our position or time.

"The best moment was when we passed Harry Vatner, who is a really famous driver, stuck in his car in some sand dunes. He did a bow and took his hat off to us."