Spataro and Ardusso will drive the Renault Duster Dakar


Away from the budget and the resources that handle Peugeot Sport, X-Raid or Toyota Gazoo Racing, there are projects increasingly settled in the
Dakar. The clearest example of this is the Renault Duster was developed by Renault
, a model which will meet in January to his fifth Dakar. And what will it do for
double entry since last time, the training has brought together the
requirements for put a second drive in competition. This
form, Emiliano Spataro will compete in the Renault Duster #315 and Facundo Ardusso what
will be in the Duster #334
, one of the dorsal-free in the first list of

It is difficult for the Duster can compete with the
Peugeot 3008 DKR, the Mini JCW Rally or the Toyota Hilux V8, but it is undeniable
progression that have been signed during these five years. In fact, the clearest
is that Renault Duster 2017 has been evolved by a trainer
south african
with the help of technicians of Renault Sport. The result is a new
model mounts a motor Renault-Nissan V8 5.5-liter 390-HP and a
independent rear suspension that allows, among other things to reset the
center of gravity and the weight distribution
with the new placement of the
spare tires.


All in all, this evolution has only reached the Renault Duster
Emiliano Spataro
, while the unit of Ardusso is much more
close to the specification that was used in the Dakar 2016. In fact, you can
appreciate the perfection with the two Renault Duster together as the new
version features a front slightly more
high, with a grill that has been retouched
and air intakes that have
different location in relation to the Duster of Ardusso. Small details that are
bind to the change of engine and new rear suspension to mark

The objective of Emiliano Spataro and co-driver Benjamin
Lozada, is to improve the fourteenth position
who scored in his first Dakar with the
Renault Duster in 2014, while in 2015 he finished 21st and in 2016 was 18. By
his part, Facundo Ardusso is facing its first participation in the raid more
hard in the world after competing regularly in the Super TC 2000 and will
accompanied by navigator argentine Gerardo Scicolone. A couple with very
little experience in raids that however have the project of Renault
Argentina a solid base to compete in the Dakar