Alonso, Coma, warming up for 2020 for Dakar Rally

SAUDI ARABIA –  Fernando Alonso and off-road bike racer Marc Coma are making their final preparations for the 2020 Dakar Rally with Toyota Gazoo Racing and their entry in the current2019 Al Ula-Neom Cross-Country Rally  in Saudi Arabia is part of the testing. The Spanish duo’s latest rally entry comes just a week after a…

Race aces Alonso and Coma fast learning skills for Dakar

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Marc Coma, five-times Paris-Dakar Rally motorcycle winner and six-times FIM Cross-Country Rallies World champion, has teamed up with former F1 driver Fernando Alonso as his navigator with the Toyota Gazoo race team and is undergoing intensive off-rad training. Coma, now 42, is an experienced rally-raid campaigner. His first Paris-Dakar (2002) was when…

Desert triumph as Toyota SA team convoys to 2019 Dakar win

Triumph for South Africa in 2019 Dakar Teamwork paid off on final leg of the race Last-leg formation flying by Toyota team mates PISCO, Peru – The final stage of Dakar 2019 has ended at the bivouac in Pisco with Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel bringing home their South African-built…

Steady day in dunes as Attiyah leads near Dakar end

Al Attiyah / Baumel further extend overall lead De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz fourth on Stage 8 SA Toyota team Ten Brinke / Panseri forced out PISCO, Peru -A 360km test on Tuesday saw the Dakar rally return to the coastal town of Pisco and for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and…

SA Toyota team still showing the way on 2019 Dakar

SAN JUAN DE MARCONA, Peru – The second day of racing on the Peruvian Dakar saw a ding-dong battle among the leaders but it panned out to Peugeot’s Sebastien Loeb winning the stage with a time eight seconds faster than Mini’s Nani Roma. However the biggest gains were made by Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Giniel…

Toyota SA Dakar team revved and ready for 2019 race in Peru

Final pre-race tests completed in high dunes Technical checks later – Lima 7hrs behind SA Start podium all set for January 6 2019 LIMA, Peru – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA has finished the testing phase of its Hiluxes ahead of the 2019 Dakar Rally – the 41st – which will open this evening (Jan 5)…

Great finish! Two SA Toyotas on podium after 2018 Dakar

Great finish for Toyota SA’s teams Second overall for Al Attiyah/Baumel Third overall for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz CORDOBA, Argentina – What a Dakar result for South African drivers and engineering! Toyota SA entries second and third in the overall standings – beating the best from the rest of the automotive world – and first and…

Dakar Stage 13: End of the road for Ten Brinke

• Stage 13 triumph for Al-Attiyah/Baumel • De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz home third • Retirement for Ten Brinke/Périn CORDOBA, ARGENTINA – If ever there was a stage on the Dakar that proved what a fickle mistress this event can be, then Stage 13 was it for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA. On the one hand, there was…

Dakar Stage 12: Win for SA bakkie, two more in top five

Victory on Stage 12 for Al-Attiyah/Baumel Third on Stage 12 for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz Mini entry arrives to join the leaders SAN JUAN, Argentina – Thursday’s (Jan 18) 2018 Dakar Stage 12 saw South Africa’s Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah score his 12th stage victory in the rally, his third stage win in…

Ten Brinke makes stunning mark on Dakar Stage 11

Victory on Stage 11 for Toyota’s Ten Brinke/Périn Fifth place for Al-Attiyah/Baumel and… Sixth on Stage 11 for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz CHILECITO, Argentina – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Bernhard ten Brinke (Netherlands) and French navigator Michel Périn have won Stage 11 of Dakar 2018. The day (Wednesday) had started, unlike all others, with the top…

SA Toyotas still up front after gruelling Dakar Stage 10

Second on Stage 10 for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz Fifth on Stage 10 for Ten Brinke/Périn Suspension hit costs Al Attiyah/Baumel 29min BELEN, Argentina – Tuesday, Day 10 of the 2018 Dakar Rally, was a day of mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing over 373km of racing, split into two sections, after a 424km liaison. Happily…

Three SA Toyotas in Dakar top five after marathon stage

All three Toyota Hilux race cars at Uyuni unscathed Second on stage for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz Third on stage for Al-Attiyah/Baumel UYUNI, Bolivia – Stage 7 of Dakar 2018 was the marathon stage that’s always part of the event.. this year a 425km test at high altitude run with no overnight service crew, the job…