About the Event
A challenge for those who go.
A dream for those who stay behind.
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.
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:
Click here to learn more about the Petronas De Rooy team.
RANKING - OVERALL CLASSIFICATION
||Gerard DE ROOY (NLD)
||Renè KUIPERS (NLD)
||Miki BIASION (ITA)
||Jo ADUA (FRA)
||Hans STACEY (NLD)
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