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DAKAR 2016 – DE VILLIERS MOVE UP INTO THIRD OVERALL, AS DAKAR 2016 BEARS ITS TEETH

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LA RIOJA, ARGENTINA – Stage 10 of Dakar 2016 brought the fearsome dunes of the Catamarca near the town of Fiambalá properly into play, as a number of the top crews faltered under the relentless South American sun. For Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, it was again a day where the gods of the Dakar proved […]

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DRAMA AS STAGE 9 OF DAKAR 2016 IS SHORTENED

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BELÉN, ARGENTINA – Extremely hot temperatures, reaching nearly 50 degrees Celsius, plagued Stage 9 of the 2016 Dakar Rally. As a result, the stage was shortened to just 90 km for the cars and trucks, while the motorcycles completed the full 285 km-long route. For Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, the stage again brought mixed results, […]

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DAKAR 2016 – MIXED FORTUNES FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA ON DAKAR 2016 STAGE 8

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BELÉN, ARGENTINA –  Stage 8 of Dakar 2016 brought mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, though all three Toyota Hilux race vehicles made it safely through the tough, 393

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FRUSTRATION FOR THE TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SOUTH AFRICAN TEAM AS DAKAR 2016 STAGE 1GETS CANCELLED

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VILLA CARLOS PAZ, ARGENTINA – Stage 1 of the 2016 Dakar Rally turned into a non-event, when the organisers were forced to cancel the 258km-long racing section due to heavy

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DAKAR 2016 – GINIEL DE VILLIERS UP TO SECOND PLACE ON DAKAR 2016

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JUJUY, ARGENTINA – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz pushed hard on Stage 3 of Dakar 2016, to move into second place in the overall standings. The stage, which took place on January 5th, saw the crews relocate from Termas de Río Hondo to the town of Jujuy, in […]

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DAKAR 2016 – POULTER MOVES UP TO 4TH OVERALL ON DAKAR 2016

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TAJITA, BOLIVIA – As the support crews and staff relocated to the Bolivian town of Tajita on January 6th, the competitors in Dakar 2016 tackled Stage 4 – a 429 km loop at altitudes peaking over 4,000 m. Not only that, but Stage 4 was also a marathon stage, which means that the crews will […]

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DAKAR 2016 – TOYOTA GAZOO RACING UNDER PRESSURE AT HIGH ALTITUDE

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UYUNI, BOLIVIA – The high altitudes of Stage 5 of Dakar 2016 placed the crews of Toyota Gazoo Racing SA under extreme pressure, not only because of the performance differences between the normally aspirated V8-powered Toyota Hilux’s engines, but also because of the strain the rapid rise to heights over 4,300 meters placed on their […]

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DAKAR 2016 – POWER PERFORMANCE BY YAZEED KEEPS TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA IN THE DAKAR FIGHT

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UYUNI, BOLIVIA – It was another high altitude stage on Dakar 2016, as the crews tackled the 542 km Stage 6. For Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, the extreme altitudes of Bolivia’s high planes made it challenging to compete with the turbo-charged cars in the field. Even so Yazeed al Rajhi and navigator Timo Gottschalk (#305) […]

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Toyota Hilux Dakar Rally 2016

THE VEHICLE: EVOLUTION OF THE RACE TOYOTA HILUX “A race vehicle is never finished – you keep evolving it until the flag drops, then you make the best of what you have at that point.” – Glyn Hall, Team Principal: Toyota Gazoo Racing SA

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Toyota South Africa Dakar Rally 2016 Team Members

THE TEAM: EXPERIENCE AND SPEED The Toyota Gazoo Racing SA team for the 2016 Dakar Rally consists of three crews. Each of the pairings have proven themselves in the past, and there can be no doubt of the talent and commitment of the six men who will pilot the latest evolution of the South African […]

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THE DAKAR RALLY: DAKAR 2016 AND TOYOTA

THE RACE: DAKAR AND TOYOTA The Dakar Rally is one of the greatest races on earth. It all started in 1977, when the founder of the race, Frenchman Thierry Sabine, got lost in the Ténéré Desert while competing in the Abidjan-Nice Rally. By the following year, the Paris-Dakar was born, and 182 vehicles competed in […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA ALL SET TO TACKLE 2016 DAKAR RALLY

Toyota SA Motors is pleased to announce the team that will tackle to 2016 Dakar Rally, which takes place from January 2nd to 16th in Argentina and Bolivia. The race, often billed as the toughest motorsport event in the world, will see three race Toyota Hilux vehicles from South Africa take part under the new […]

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