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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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Giniel De Villiers Dakar 2014 Winner – 3rd Overall

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Another Podium Place For De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz On Stage 11 Of Dakar Rally Despite three punctures picked up on the rocky terrain of the 11th special stage of the Dakar Rally in Chile’s Atacama Desert on Thursday, South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers and German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz (Toyota Imperial Hilux) scored their […]

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Dakar 2014 Rally – Giniel De Villiers among the top 5

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De Villiers Among Five Former Champions In Dakar Rally The 2014 Dakar Rally in South America is a little over four weeks away and the release of the entry list and start numbers confirms that the Toyota Imperial South Africa Team of Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz and Leeroy Poulter/Rob Howie are in the company […]

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GINIEL DE VILLIERS DAKAR 2013 HONOURED AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

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Giniel receives Goodwood Driver’s Award Racing Hilux fourth fastest on famed forest stage All recent Toyota Le Mans racers on show Giniel De Villiers at the Goodwood Festival of Speed . Taking the honour of honours amongst a full house of legendary drivers, Capetonian Giniel de Villiers and his Dakar Racing Toyota Hilux was honoured […]

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Giniel de Villiers Dakar 2013 – Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Toyota and Lexus on display and in action at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (11 – 14 July) Focus on Toyota GT86 one year on from its 2012 Goodwood debut, with first UK appearance for convertible and TRD Griffon concepts All three of Toyota’s great works Le Mans cars to compete on the hill course, […]

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Imperial Toyota: New Race Car for Giniel De Villiers

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Imperial Toyota unveiled its brand new South African Rally Championship challenger at a function in Nelspruit on Thursday evening.  The Imperial Toyota Yaris, which was built and prepared by Toyota Motorsport, will be in action on Friday and Saturday in the Sasol Rally with Giniel de Villiers behind the steering wheel and Greg Godrich reading […]

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Giniel de Villiers former Dakar Rally Winner ready for the TOTAL Rally 2013

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Action star Giniel de Villiers is internationally recognized for his Dakar Rally achievements. This small-town Western Cape motorsport professional put South Africa firmly on the international off-road racing map after he snatched victory in the 2009 Dakar Rally after 9,000km of nail-biting racing. Having returned from the deserts and dunes in Argentina, Chile and Peru […]

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Giniel De Villiers Motor Sportsman of the Year 2013

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Giniel de Villiers is Bridgestone/SA Guild of Motoring Journalists Motor Sportsman of the Year 2013 Giniel de Villiers, who finished third overall and first in the class for petrol-engined 4×4 vehicles in the 2012 Dakar Rally, received the Bridgestone/Guild of Motoring Journalists Motor Sportsman of the Year award for 2012 at a function in Johannesburg […]

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Giniel De Villiers Second in Dakar 2013

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Second in 2013! Three-O-One and its place in “Dakar” history Santiago de Chile, 19th January 2013 Mr. and Mr. Reliable? Certainly. But also: Mr. and Mr. South America. Second overall! Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz have secured their place in the history books of the world’s toughest rally – the Dakar Rally.

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Dakar 2013 Winners Giniel De Villiers South Africa Toyota Hilux

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DE VILLIERS AND VON ZITZEWITZ FINISH SECOND IN DAKAR RALLY “Giniel De Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz Dakar 2013 second place winners” Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz, driving a South African-built Toyota Hilux 4×4 for the Toyota Imperial Team, were second overall in the Dakar Rally which ended in Santiago, Chile on Saturday afternoon.

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Giniel De Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz finish 2nd in the Dakar 2013

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Finish within sight: De Villiers and von Zitzewitz ready for final “Dakar” spurt La Serena, 18th January 2013 Without risk through the final major test posed by the 2013 Dakar Rally and on to the finish: On the penultimate stage of the “Dakar”, running from Copiapó to La Serena, Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von […]

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Dakar 2013 – Toyota Hilux and Giniel De Villiers Rally Update

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TOYOTA IMPERIAL SOUTH AFRICA TEAM CONSOLIDATES 2ND PLACE A safe fourth place on Tuesday’s difficult 353-kilometre special stage 10 between Cordoba and Rioja in Argentina saw the Toyota Imperial South Africa Team’s Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz consolidate their second place in the general classification of the Dakar Rally.

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Dakar 2013 – Giniel De Villiers and Dirk Von Zitzewitz

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TROUBLE-FREE RUN FOR DE VILLIERS AND VON ZITZEWITZ ON STAGE SEVEN Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz and their Imperial Toyota Hilux enjoyed a trouble-free run in the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally between Calama in Chile and Salta in Argentina on Friday, completing the relatively short 218-kilometre timed section in fifth place […]

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Dakar 2013 – Giniel De Villiers South Africa Toyota Hilux Day 6

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DE VILLIERS STILL THIRD IN DAKAR RALLY AFTER MARATHON STAGE The longest special stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally so far and the first in Chile after five days in Peru was expected to see a shake-up among the front runners.  A total of 767 kilometres including 454 of special stage racing presented the sternest […]

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Dakar Rally – Giniel de Villiers on track to win the Dakar 2013

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DE VILLIERS CONSOLIDATES THIRD PLACE ON DAKAR RALLY AFTER DAY FIVE “Toyota Hilux – Giniel de Villiers – Dakar Rally” It was another good day for Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz (Imperial Toyota Hilux) in the Dakar Rally in South America, with the 2009 champions finishing Wednesday’s relatively short 172-kilometre special stage between […]

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Dakar 2013 South America – Giniel De Villiers Bounce Back

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The Dakar 2013 Rally is currently taking place in Peru, Argentina and Chile in South America. Last year’s third place podium winner Giniel De Villiers is once again in the Dakar 2013 rally and one of the favorite riders to win the Dakar 2013 Rally. Yesterday January 7, 2013 Giniel De Villiers lost his second […]

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Dakar 2013 – Giniel De Villiers Rally Day 4

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GINIEL DE VILLERS FIGHTS BACK Giniel de Villiers showed why he is one of the world’s top endurance off road drivers in Tuesday’s special stage four of the Dakar Rally between Nazca and Arequipa in Peru. After the disappointment of losing half an hour on special stage three, he and co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz mastered […]

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PROFILE: GINIEL DE VILLIERS

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Date/place of birth 25 March 1972, Barrydale,South Africa Domicile:Stellenbosch,South Africa Marital status: Married to Jeanne-Marie, a wine maker Current job: Rally raid driver Hobbies: Golf, mountain bike riding, kite surfing Sporting career highlights: 1993 First touring car race inSouth Africa 1994 1st South African Production Car Championship (Nissan) 1995 South African Touring Car Championship (Nissan) […]

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Dakar 2012 update – Giniel de Villiers

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The wake up call. Team Imperial Toyota’s impressive run had its stride broken today in the soft sand around Fiambala. Giniel de Villiers lost some 20 minutes after falling into a blow-hole as he crested a dune. The soft sand in the bottom of the hole required a lot of jacking and manoeuvring before the […]

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PROFILE: GINIEL DE VILLIERS

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Date/place of birth 25 March 1972, Barrydale, South Africa Domicile: Stellenbosch, South Africa Marital status: Married to Jeanne-Marie, a wine maker Current job: Rally raid driver Hobbies: Golf, mountain bike riding, kite surfing

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