Dakar 2017: Nicholas Fuchs, another son of the WRC in the Dakar


The forced exit of Chile and Peru in the last editions of the Dakar has meant that the test has lost part of its essence. The navigation and the stages in the desert have been reduced and riders rally speed has found a propitious atmosphere to give your jump to the raid more hard of the world with an adaptation less complex. The picture with the most palpable of this trend is the debut in the Dakar as riders such as Sébastien Loeb, Mikko Hirvonen, Xavier Pons and Martin Prokop. Following this line, Nicolas Fuchs will play their first Dakar after competing in the WRC in the last few years.

Nicolas Fuchs comes from completing its best year in WRC2, the category by which he hopes to fight in 2017. Until then, the peruvian pilot will make its debut at the Dakar at the controls of a Ford HRX -built on a Mitsubuishi Racing Lancer MRX-09 – team Wevers Sport, training with the who has also competed in the World Rally. The champion of the PWRC in 2013 will be co-driven by Fernando Mussano, also with very limited experience in raids. In spite of this, this regular partner of the WRC feels that they are prepared after receiving the advice of Al-Attiyah or Tomás Hiraoka.

The own Nicolás Fuchs acknowledges that the tour is better suited to a rally car driver, so it expects to be able to clinch a good role in his first participation. All in all, the peruvian appears to be pretty cautious and says that in the early stages will be dedicated to know the car before attacking more in the second half of the test. In this aspect, it should be noted that Nicolas Fuchs will barely be able to test the Ford HRX prior to the start of the test and that his experience at the controls of this prototype is limited to a test that will complete just before the start in Asuncion.