Le Mans, WEC, WRC, Pikes Peak and also the Dakar. Romain Dumas will participate in the next edition of the Dakar and will be at the controls of the Peugeot 2008 DRK15+, the improved version that has been used by Peugeot Sport, on the basis of the vehicle that made its debut in 2015. In his second consecutive appearance in the raid more hard of the world, will compete directly with equipment ‘RD Rally Team’, although it is likely that you will receive the support of Peugeot Sport. The French team appear in the Dakar with four Peugeot 2008 DKR 16 for Stéphane Peterhansel, Carlos Sainz, Cyril Despres and Sébastien Loeb.
Romain Dumas made his debut in the Dakar 2015 with a buggy MD 04 Optimus, but had to leave in the tenth stage. Despite this, the French have captivated the Dakar and his human competition and that is why he has decided to take the step and compete with a Peugeot 2008 DKR15+. Andl vehicle has been purchased from Peugeot Sport and you will manage your own team, as we already did with the Mini JWR WRC or the Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 that has been used in the WRC in recent years. In this new project, will be co-driven by Francois Borsotto.
as you form your team, Romain Dumas has presented a custom livery. The same can appreciate the collaboration of Matmut, a mutual insurer and what is more important, a reference to the ‘Mécenat Chirurgie Cardiaque’, an association that collaborates with the French rider and which enables children suffering from heart disease and heart defects the power to travel to France since their countries of origin to be operated. These children do not have the technical means, human and monetary to be operated in their places of birth. He also joins the company of gummy Haribo.
the Result of the participation of Romain Dumas in the Dakar and of the
collaboration of her sponsor, in particular of Matmut, a total of eight
children will be able to be operated for cardiac surgery: “I’m sensitive to this
cause and I have been collaborating with her since last year. We were able to be associated
with this project in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and now I’m proud of
to be able to continue helping. competitiveness and solidarity are values
important to me. I hope that throughout the competition in the Dakar,
you can fight for these children and to talk about them. I hope to be worthy
of these children”.
In a plane more sports, the official pilot of
Porsche in the WEC is very motivated: “to Return to the Dakar was one
of my desires, but it had to fit all the pieces. Computer,
sponsors, vehicle… we Had success and I’m happy to be
back in this legendary race”. Have your computer, is another great
hit for Romain Dumas: “Carry my own equipment was necessary.
Outside of my official program with Porsche, we have come to live
beautiful challenges, as in the WRC or Pikes Peak. I wanted to live the
Dakar with the team and I am convinced of having a car more
Romain Dumas will not mark a target. His first
participation in the Dakar ended abruptly by a mechanical fault
when I was in the top 50 of the category of cars. This year features
in theory with a vehicle more competitive. The Peugeot 2008 DKR+15 features
improvements that guarantee greater reliability, trying to correct one of the
weaknesses of the version original of the Peugeot. Even so, Dumas is prudent:
“My first experience on the Dakar has taught me that anything can happen. I Want to
to reach the goal and be competitive when the opportunity arises”.