Iveco Dakar 2013

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Dakar 2013 - The victory podium at the start - Team de Rooy Iveco Petronas took 1st, 2nd and 6th in the top 6 of the trucks category.

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The models used in the Dakar Rally 2013 are the Iveco Powerstar, manufactured in Australia, and the Iveco Trakker, produced in Sete Lagoas. The Trakker was born off-road for work in mining, construction, logging and sugarcane industries.

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Both models use the Cursor 13 engine Fiat PowerTrain, with 900 horsepower. Besides Magneti Marelli parts adapted to the extreme conditions of the rally.


The Iveco Trakker is considered the most rugged truck of its kind, due its design features. The chassis has stringers of higher dimensions and special steel.
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About the Event

A challenge for those who go.
A dream for those who stay behind.

Dakar 2013

Learn more about the Dakar: :

The motto was inspired by the speech of Thierry Sabine. After he got lost in the Libyan desert during a competition and was enchanted by the challenges and the scenery, he traced a route that ends in the Dakar. It was the birth of one of the toughest tests in the motorsport and the biggest rally in the world.

Today, The Dakar Rally carries over 30 years of shared stories and dreams, crossed borders and reached the heart of the most beautiful desert in all corners of the planet. By car, motorcycle or truck, about 50 countries meet each year, infecting millions of people hungry for adventure.

In 2013, the South America will held one more time the event that starts in Lima, Peru, passes through San Miguel of Tucumán in Argentina and ends in Santiago, Chile. Between the beautiful scenery, rest assured that regardless of victory, all will be winners.



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05/01 - Setting the Reliability: A Key Factor 06/01 - Setting the pace 07/01 - This time, Victory comes in threes 08/01 - Stumbling is not falling 09/01 - Stacey won the stage and De Rooy climbed back to the top 10/01 - De Rooy against the Dakar and his rivals 11/01 - Time to rest without rushing 11/01 - The Iveco Powerstar won in Peru, in Chile and now, in Argentina 14/01 - Untimely failures 15/01 - No room for mistakes 17/01 - A bittersweet victory


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Iveco and Dakar

The Courage makes us champions

In 2012, Iveco took the podium for the Dutch team Petronas De Rooy, winning the first, second and sixth place in the truck category of the Dakar Rally. This year the partnership is renewed and regardless the results, the courage will make us already champions in 2013.

With the company of FPT Industrial, De Rooy Team will receive vehicles, engines and spare parts signed by Iveco.

The team will compete in the Dakar 2013 with two new IvecoTrakker 4x4 (Evolution3), two IvecoTrakker4x4 (Evolution2) and an Iveco Powerstar, a vehicle produced and sold in Australia. All the vehicles are equipped with FPT Industrial Cursor 13 motor, which reaches up to 840 horsepower and ensure that all support our brave team deserves.

Meet our team of champions who will represent Iveco in 2013:

Equipe 2013

Equipe 2013

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Position Number Team name Time
04 500 Gerard DE ROOY (NLD) +41'16"
09 514 Renè KUIPERS (NLD) +3h53'50"
13 507 Miki BIASION (ITA) +4h48'08"
-- 519 Jo ADUA (FRA) --
-- 504 Hans STACEY (NLD) --


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Mar Del Plata
Route Difficulty What happens 250KM
Sand + Earth

2012 Rally Dakar winner driver in the ‘truck’ category, the Dutch Gerard De Rooy admitted that he’s prepared to repeat his amazing achievement this year with the very same truck: a Iveco Powerstar.

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route Difficulty What happens 85KM
Sand Soft

As expected, the 242 kilometers (150 miles) were the first major challenge of the 35th edition of the world's toughest race. On board the Iveco Powerstar, Dutchman Gerard De Rooy was again the fastest in the second stage of the rally and has established himself as the leader in the general ranking in the ‘trucks’ category .

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Route Difficulty What happens 100KM
Sand + Water

With an overwhelming performance, the Iveco Powerstar truck guided by Gerard De Rooy won the third stage, winning the 1st place. Hans Stacey had a rough day and finished in 19th place, dropping to the 10th position in the overall standings. René Kuipers follows with another Iveco Trakker Evo 3 in 12th place and the French Jo Ardua ranked twenty-eighth.

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Route Difficulty What happens 429KM
Sand + Dunes + Rocks

This stage was filled with obstacles for the drivers. After all, the five Iveco trucks reached the finish line and received the necessary maintenance to do well in the next step. The teamwork was extremely important, and the highlight goes to Miki Biasion, who participated in the rescue of Gerard de Rooy’s Iveco Trakker, who lost his position as ranking leader by only 56 seconds.

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Route Difficulty What happens 337KM
Sand soft

Hans Stacey wins the fifth stage and Iveco trucks follows as leader in the category. In the 172 km (107 miles) special path, the Iveco Trakker Evolution III number 504 surpassed sandy soils and rocks. Gerard De Rooy on Iveco Powerstar number 500, came in third place and secured the lead in the overall standings with a total time of 13h04min43s, keeping himself 05min33s ahead of second place.

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Route Difficulty What happens 331KM

An adventure through the Atacama Desert, in which the sand and the dunes fill in two thirds of the area. Competitors better pay more attention to their GPS to avoid getting lost.

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Route Difficulty What happens 534KM
Canyons + Stones + Altitude

The very thin fesh-fesh dust is also present in this stage. Pilots go through long stretches covered by this sand, that can range from 1.5 to 3.5 in depth. The altitude is also another hindrance.

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Route Difficulty What happens 393KM
Canyons + Sand + Cactuses

The area is divided by different conditions. Between canyons and cactus, competitors will discover the reds and the greens from the most beautiful natural stage in Argentina. The second part presents a contrasting field with its sandy slopes.

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Route Difficulty What happens 406KM

A very tricky section to trucks, although they can explore the advantage of the track’s wideness. For most vehicles, this is the longest stage in the rally.

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Route Difficulty What happens 279KM

The beautiful landscape ensures extra motivation to the competitors. The challenge is to deal with the abrupt transitions between the forest and the open areas.

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Route Difficulty What happens 262KM

Fiambalá carries great mysteries and surprises to the contestants. The dunes can change the course of the competition, because anything is possible in this excerpt exciting and risky.

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Routes Difficulty What happens 396KM
Desertos + Hills + Cacti

A dangerous stage in a region filled with dunes, cactuses and hostile vegetation. Given the constraints, technical strength and cold-bloodedness will be great allies.

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Route Difficulty What happens 294KM
Dunes + Rocks

The transition between the dunes and the stone track is very challenging. The final route brings the last camp and the beautiful scenery helps replenishing the energies for the end of the rally.

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Percurso Dificuldade O que Aconteceu 502KM
Dunes + Rocks

In this final stage, in the capital of Chile, the champions of the 2013 Dakar still need to overcome the track challenges and focus on the final moments. Spectators await the brave adventurers at the finishing line and, the day after, join for the celebration.



  • The Dakar Rally route changes every year and has ranged from 8500 to 15,000 km.
  • The 2008 Dakar Rally was canceled due to the fear of terrorist attacks. Therefore, Chile and Argentina have offered to host the event.
  • Chile and Argentina hosted the first Dakar Rally in South American lands.
  • In 2010, the first two places come with the smallest difference recorded: 2'212
  • In the Rally, the winner has the right to use the number 1 in its next edition.
  • Thierry Sabine was a great French biker recognized for organizing events of the segment, including the Dakar.
  • The Dakar founder, Thierry Sabine, died in 1986 during a helicopter crash while flying over a dune in the desert of Mali.
  • The idea of the Dakar rally came when Thierry Sabine got lost in the Libyan desert in 1977 with his bike during the Abidjan-Nice rally.
  • The competition encourages competitors to participate with vehicles that use renewable energy.
  • In 2012, all the competitors signed a commitment letter to the environment before the race.
  • In 2012, the Dakar Rally offset all its carbon emissions straightforward. The total direct emissions represents 48% of total emissions directly and indirectly related to the proof.
  • In 1995, the start was held in Granada, Spain. Previously the race was started in Paris.
  • The first edition of the Dakar Rally in South America was in 2009 and featured 113 riders, 13 riders, 91 car teams and 54 trucks.
  • Stéphane Peterhansel won the race nine times. After six victories on two wheels, he also demonstrated superiority to four wheels in 2007.
  • “A challenge for those who go. A dream for those who stay behind." This was the motto of the Dakar rally founder.
  • The first woman to win the Dakar rally in 2001, Jutta Kleinschmidt was driving a Mitsubishi.


  • "It was another great day for us, for our three trucks managed to stay among the top positions again. The first dunes were very difficult, but our trucks bore well thanks to Cursor 13 engine and excellent suspension system developed by Iveco, "said Gerard De Rooy winner of stage 5 (Chilecito – Fiambalá).
  • "Again we've been having a great day, driving well until we made the mistake, we were wrong with the route. We walked about 4 kilometers north deviating considerably. That's life, "Gerard De Rooy, during step 10 (Iquique - Arica).
  • "Despite wanting to attack the most at this stage, I had to adjust the suspension, after 50 miles of road when I stood on the river. After the scare I had to slow down to be able to complete the course, either way I'm glad I managed to finish this step, but it is good to remember that we still have a long way to Lima, "blurted Hans Stacey, during Stage 11 (Arica - Arequipa).