¡Something moves in the environment! First it was Nasser Al-Attiyah and now is Nani Roma that leaves X-Raid. As reported by the newspaper ‘AS’, the Spanish rider has decided a change of scenery and to leave the support structure of the draft BMW-Mini, formation with which it competed since 2009 after the departure of Mitsubishi as a team official. In this way, the double winner of the Dakar in motorcycles and cars (2004 and 2014) follow the steps of the pilot qatari and although there are still no official confirmation of any of the parties, Nani Rome is brand new Toyota driver after signing a three-year contract.
in light of this signing, Nani Roma would dispute the Dakar 2017 at the controls of a Toyota Hilux V8, although it would not have to wait so long to see him in action with his new colors. According to the information of the own Spanish newspaper, Rome debut with Toyota in the next Baja Aragon, a test that takes place in Teruel at the end of the next month of July. In this aspect, Nani Roma would have signed his contract with Toyota Europe, although would be drafted into the team Toyota Gazoo Racing, training in the who competed in the last Dakar Giniel De Villiers, Leeroy Poulter and Yazeed Al-Rajhi.
With all the outputs of Nani Roma and Nasser Al-Attiyah are a hard blow to X-Raid, the entire time that the training led by Sven Quandt does not have a roster of pilots closed and still has serious doubts of being able to retain to Yazeed Al-Rajhi after playing the pilot Arabic the first two tests of the World Rally Cross-Country with them. In fact, today only ‘Orly’ Terranova seems interested in continuing with a team that crumbles at the prospect of having a buggy poorly developed, and a Mini All4 Racing that he has reached the top of their evolutionary life.