Gerard de Rooy sends 'ride' the Dakar 2018


Gerard de Rooy is a driver of firm principles. The pilot, a dutchman and owner of the Team De Rooy Iveco announced during the Dakar 2017 that would not return to the test south american Bolivia returned to be part of the tour. Tired of the weather related problems and logistics of competing at high altitude, De Rooy launched this ultimatum, which has now fulfilled. In fact, the Team De Rooy will divide efforts on the month of January and while Gerard de Rooy is set to compete in the Africa Eco Race, the argentinian Federico Villagra will defend the interests of Iveco in the 40th edition of the Dakar.

In this way, Gerard de Rooy will compete for the first time in
the Africa Eco Race
, to test it, you will also have to Kamaz as the rival to
beat, every time that the trademark Russian has also divided its sports program
to be present in Africa and South america. To this end, De Rooy will develop
an improved version of the Iveco Powerstar, a truck that has already been tested in Morocco
during the first few days of the month of April. The Dutch in addition to take part in the Silk Way Rally,
commonly known as the Rally of the Silk road, to test it, besides it will be
escorted is their journey between Moscow and Xi’an by Ton Van Genugten and Artur

A completely different program will continue to Federico Villagra
to prepare the Dakar 2018
. The argentinian driver, nicknamed ‘coyote’, has been
become the man of confidence of De Rooy at the time of getting the
Touareg in the trucks category of the Dakar. For the moment, the Team De Rooy
has not given more information about it, although it is expected that the margin of
Villagra, at least one other pilot competes with a Iveco in the 40th edition of the raid
south american. Be that as it may, the objective of Federico Villagra is to recover the
supremacy on the Dakar
, every time that the victory in 2017 was for Kamaz.