Toyota Dakar 2015 Hilux Rally – Stage 12

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PENULTIMATE STAGE OF DAKAR 2015 SEES STEADY PERFORMANCES BY BOTH TOYOTA IMPERIAL SA DAKAR TEAM CREWS

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ROSARIO - Stage 12, the penultimate stage of Dakar 2015, saw the race crews compete in a testing 298 km-long special, which took them from the riverside town of Termas Rio Hondo to the city of Rosario - and the very last bivouac of the race.

Both Toyota Imperial South African Dakar Team vehicles recorded solid, steady performances, with Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz (#303) posting the 12th-fastest time of the day. Leeroy Poulter and Rob Howie (#327) were just 12 seconds slower than their teammates - good enough for the 13th position on the stage.

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The result of their steady performances on Stage 12 was that De Villiers and Von Zitzewitz consolidated their second position in the overall standings, with Poulter and Howie holding steady in 16th.

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"It was another good, solid day for us today," said Team Principal Glyn Hall from the final bivouac of the race. "Giniel and Dirk did exactly what we required of them by driving conservatively and bringing the Toyota Imperial Hilux through without any hassles. And Leeroy and Rob did a great job despite starting down in 20th position due to some of the other drivers using their 'jokers' to improve their own starting slots."

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For the Toyota Imperial SA Dakar Team, the 2015 Dakar is all but over. Only one stage remains, between Rosario and the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. Stage 13 is 174 km in length, and will bring the total distance covered by the race teams to 9,112 km. For Poulter/Howie the final stage may be the chance to push hard for a stage win, after they again showed remarkable pace on Stage 12, catching and passing slower crews - but never getting the clear air needed for a proper push. For their teammates, however, Stage 13 needs to go just the same as Stage 12.

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"The reality is that we've had second place wrapped up since the rest day - barring something unforeseen," explained De Villiers after completing Stage 12. "All that remains for us to do is to bring the Toyota Imperial Hilux home safely. To do that, we can't afford to take any risks on the final stage."

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After completing the stage to Buenos Aires, each race crew will attend the traditional finish podium, as they bid farewell to one of the greatest motor races in the world.

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