Giniel speaks on Dakar podium place

Things were not always easy for the Toyota SA team but Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz fought hard to reach the Dakar 2015 podium.

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F1 veteran takes on Dakar

2013-01-04 13:43

ALL THE WAY TO SANTIAGO: Alessandro Caffi hopes to perform a lot better than his 2012 Dakar stint as plans to race his truck all the way to Santiago, Chile.

LIMA, Peru - Many motorsport enthusiasts may remember race driver Alessandro Caffi. In the 1980's he took on Formula 1 circuits as part of the Footwork team.

The F1 veteran traded life on a racing circuit to take on an altogether different animal - the Dakar Rally.

In the Dakar 2012, Caffi got behind the wheel of a Fiat Panda determined to beat the gruelling race. Unfortunately, he only lasted five stages.

GOODBYE PANDA, HELLO TRUCK


In 2013, Caffi returns to the Dakar, this time in command of a truck: “We've decided to move up a gear, because I really want to finish the Dakar for the first time.

“We raced in Spain on the Baja in July 2012 and finished seventh in the general standings. I think I'm ready and I've got the added bonus of being accompanied by co-driver, Antonio Cabini, who has already participated in nearely 20 Dakars.”

Wheels24 will be following the 'Dakar' rally throughout the race. Keep up with things on our Dakar Rally section.

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