Toyota Gazoo Racing has appear its calendar for the 2021 Dakar Rally, which is appointed to alpha on January 3 in Saudi Arabia.
The Japanese works aggregation will abide of four crews, anniversary active the latest chase adaptation of the Toyota Hilux that was originally alien in 2018.
The Hilux racer appearance a mid-mounted artlessly aspirated 5.0-liter V8, absolutely absolute suspension, and all-wheel-drive. For 2021, the chase trucks affection an adapted exoteric architecture that reflects the assembly 2020 Hilux, and added refinements to the abeyance and agent to accomplish them added aggressive and alike added reliable.
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Toyota Gazoo Racing’s aggregation will be spearheaded already afresh by 2019 winners Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel, who accomplished additional in the 2020 copy of the Dakar Rally. Giniel de Villiers and Alex Haro are acquisitive to body on their 2019 achievement in the Rally of Morocco, which de Villiers has won three times.
South Africans Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings are abutting the aggregation for 2021. While this is Lategan ’s aboriginal Dakar Rally, he afresh won the South African Cross-Country Series appellation for the additional after time, while Cummings has raced in the Dakar Rally alert afore in the motorcycle category. Shameer Variawa and Dennis Murphy complete the four-car team, with Variawa accepting won bounded championships in South Africa in the past.
The 2021 copy of the Dakar Rally will booty abode alone in Saudi Arabia, with crews ambience off from Jeddah on January 3. The avenue will be agnate to that of aftermost year’s race, but the organizers accept promised all-new sections for a added aggressive race.