The factory Toyota team Gazoo Racing has unveiled a stellar driver line-up for the upcoming rally-RAID “Dakar-2018”.
For the Japanese team will perform a two-time Dakar winner, triple winner of the world Cup for rally-raids, the bronze medalist of the London Olympics in Skeet shooting, Nasser al-Attiyah, the winner of “Dakar” the South African Giniel de Villiers, the Dutchman Bernard ten Brink, well-known football coach andré Villas-Boas, who previously headed “Chelsea” and “Zenith”.
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“The Toyota Hilux reputation supernoding and extremely hardy car, commented al-Attiyah. – A new modification has all the advantages of predecessors and at the same time meets the highest standards for handling and total balance settings”.
All crews Toyota Gazoo Racing will be on upgraded all-wheel-drive prototypes of Toyota Hilux, featuring a mid-engine layout and an updated suspension geometry. Cars fully meet the technical requirements of the FIA and equipped with a 38-millimeter air restrictor at the inlet, as required by the regulations.
“The harsh conditions of the Dakar will be a good test for the Toyota – said Kelvin Hamman, Vice President of sales and marketing in the South African division of Toyota. – The Dakar will demonstrate the legendary reliability of Toyota, we look forward to anniversary 40th on account of race.”
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