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SA Toyota teams all set for Dakar 2017

Upington testing over - now real thing Only two teams now for 2017 Dakar New route traverses South America UPINGTON, South Africa - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, its final pre-Dakar 2017 testing done and, er, dusted, has announced two trucks for the South American endurance race. The 10 000km race will start in the Paraguyan… Continue reading SA Toyota teams all set for Dakar 2017

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New ace driver for Gazoo Toyota’s 2017 Dakar Hilux

Dakar racers go rear-wheel drive 'It's an exciting time' - Glyn Hall Higher ride, on-board tyre inflators KYALAMI, Gauteng - Toyota SA and Toyota Gazoo Racing SA are making major changes to their strategy for Dakar 2017 and beyond, including a new race bakkie and a new driving team. The vehicle: the Toyota Hilux Evo… Continue reading New ace driver for Gazoo Toyota’s 2017 Dakar Hilux

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Dakar Stage 11: De Villiers holds on to third behind Minis

SAN JUAN, Argentina - With the stages on Dakar 2016 unwinding, the crews tackled the final off-piste stage of the race from the Argentine town of La Rioja to the overnight at San Juan on Thursday, January 14th. The 431km track was deemed by many to be one of the hardest stages of this year's… Continue reading Dakar Stage 11: De Villiers holds on to third behind Minis

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Update: Dakar Stage 10: Good news for Gazoo team; Peterhansel wins

LA RIOJA, Argentina - Stage 10 of the 2016 Dakar on Wednesday (Jan 13) brought the fearsome dunes of the Catamarca, near the town of Fiambalá, properly into play and a number of the top crews faltered under the relentless South American sun. For Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, however, it was again a day where… Continue reading Update: Dakar Stage 10: Good news for Gazoo team; Peterhansel wins

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De Villiers sixth overall after first half of marathon stage

TAJITA, Bolivia - While support crews and staff headed for the Bolivian town of Tajita on Wednesday (Jan 6) Dakar 2016 crews were out there on Stage 4 - a 429km marathon loop at altitudes soaring beyond 4000m with no welcoming service crew waiting at the overnight bivouac. Without support last night (Wednesday) crews had… Continue reading De Villiers sixth overall after first half of marathon stage

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SA Toyota team chasing the lead in 2016 Dakar

JUJUY, Argentina - Toyota SA's Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz worked hard on Tuesday's Stage 3 of the 2016 Dakar Rally to finish the day second overall in the race. The stage ran from Termas de Río Hondo to the town of Jujuy in northern Argentina - another day of heavy weather… Continue reading SA Toyota team chasing the lead in 2016 Dakar

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Dakar – at last! – gets down and dirty after start-day hitches

TERMAS DE RÍO HONDO, ARGENTINA - Stage 2 of Dakar 2016 on Monday (Jan 4) was raced between Villa Carlos Paz and Termas de Río Hondo in mostly sunny and hot conditions though was shortened by 134km to avoid a flooded section. Here's an edited version of Toyota SA's report for the day... A shorter… Continue reading Dakar – at last! – gets down and dirty after start-day hitches

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SA Hilux team moves closer to top in Morocco Rally

ZAGORA, Morocco - Big dunes gave crews racing in the 2015 Rally of Morocco a stern challenge on Day 3 of the five-day event (Wednesday Oct 7) but the two Toyota South Africa Dakar team Hiluxes moved up one position in the overall standings. The team is using the rally as proving event ahead of… Continue reading SA Hilux team moves closer to top in Morocco Rally

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Dakar looming – so Toyota SA’s racing in Africa

ZAGORA, Morocco - The opening stage (October 5) of the 2015 Rally of Morocco proved a tough challenge for the Toyota SA Dakar Team. The South African team – as well as rivals – are using the event in North Africa as a warm-up and shake down for the 2016 Dakar Rally in South America.… Continue reading Dakar looming – so Toyota SA’s racing in Africa