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SA Toyota crew closing on 2020 Dakar lead

AL ULA, Saudi Arabia – Only 2min26 separated Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and his French co-driver Mathieu Baumel from the winner of Stage 4 of the 2020 Dakar Rally, Stephane Peterhansel (Mini). The SA-built Toyota had a clean run to move them to 3min03 behind race leader Carlos Sainz (Mini) despite a three-minute penalty… Continue reading SA Toyota crew closing on 2020 Dakar lead

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Gazoo’s crews fight back after Dakar puncture problems

NEOM, SAUDI ARABIA – South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers and Spanish co-driver Alex Haro have won the 367km Stage 2 of Dakar 2020 between Al Wajh and Neom despite starting 14th to bring their Toyota Hilux home in the fastest time of the day. They beat Mini’s  Orlando Terranova by 3min57 to move up to… Continue reading Gazoo’s crews fight back after Dakar puncture problems

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Rash of flats gives SA Toyota crews tough Dakar start

AL WAJH, Saudi Arabia – It was a tough opening stage at Dakar 2020 for Toyota Gazoo Racing thanks to 11 punctures suffered by the four Toyota Hilux crews. Defending crew Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel set the early pace but three punctures 100km from the end of the 319km special stage saw the Qatari… Continue reading Rash of flats gives SA Toyota crews tough Dakar start

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SA’s Toyota crews lead off the racers for 2020 Dakar Rally

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia – The Toyota Gazoo off-road racing team has been cleared to race in the 2020 Dakar Rally to be run for the first time in Saudi Arabia with the liaison The four Toyota Hilux race vehicles – along with all other competitors – were meticulously examined by technical scrutineers and team boss… Continue reading SA’s Toyota crews lead off the racers for 2020 Dakar Rally

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Ready? Set? Here’s where the 2020 Dakar Rally will go

Stage 1 – January 5 The 2020 Dakar will start in Jeddah, covering a total of 752km, with the competitors finishing the day in Al Wajh. Special stages, from which overall classifications are created, make up 319km of the opening day’s racing. Stage 2 – January 6 The racing continues on from Al Wajh to… Continue reading Ready? Set? Here’s where the 2020 Dakar Rally will go

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SA Hilux crews all set to take 2020 Dakar in Saudi

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Toyota Gazoo Racing will field four of the latest SA-assembled Hilux racing bakkies for the 2020 Dakar Rally – to be raced in Saudi Arabia – when the event starts in Jeddah on January 5. Defending pair Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and Mathieu Baumel (France) won the 2019 event as well… Continue reading SA Hilux crews all set to take 2020 Dakar in Saudi

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Alonso, Coma, warming up for 2020 for Dakar Rally

SAUDI ARABIA –  Fernando Alonso and off-road bike racer Marc Coma are making their final preparations for the 2020 Dakar Rally with Toyota Gazoo Racing and their entry in the current2019 Al Ula-Neom Cross-Country Rally  in Saudi Arabia is part of the testing. The Spanish duo’s latest rally entry comes just a week after a… Continue reading Alonso, Coma, warming up for 2020 for Dakar Rally

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Race aces Alonso and Coma fast learning skills for Dakar

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Marc Coma, five-times Paris-Dakar Rally motorcycle winner and six-times FIM Cross-Country Rallies World champion, has teamed up with former F1 driver Fernando Alonso as his navigator with the Toyota Gazoo race team and is undergoing intensive off-rad training. Coma, now 42, is an experienced rally-raid campaigner. His first Paris-Dakar (2002) was when… Continue reading Race aces Alonso and Coma fast learning skills for Dakar

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Desert triumph as Toyota SA team convoys to 2019 Dakar win

Triumph for South Africa in 2019 Dakar Teamwork paid off on final leg of the race Last-leg formation flying by Toyota team mates PISCO, Peru – The final stage of Dakar 2019 has ended at the bivouac in Pisco with Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel bringing home their South African-built… Continue reading Desert triumph as Toyota SA team convoys to 2019 Dakar win