New team, new truck and new route of DAKAR 2016!

21.04.2015

Team presentation!

On April 8th two famous dakar names LOPRAIS and DEROOY presented their joint venture at the press conference in Prague for upcoming DAKAR 2016. After the press ceremony team finished the preparation of 3 racing and 3 assistance trucks heading to the 10 days test session to Africa. In the extreme conditions of Sahara desert all the crew will test the new changes on the trucks including physical training and navigation.

"I am really looking forward to the new concept and datas from the test session of the new Torpedo. I have many experiences with previous bonnet trucks from our garage but never together with the rigid axle. I will be step by step learning and understanding the new truck. Except of the technic we will also test the whole crew in the racing condition" said Ales Loprais.

 

Presentation of the new truck!

3D layout of IVECO Torpedo 69 for DAKAR 2016:

 

See the new truck of Ales Loprais for DAKAR 2016 in 3Dimension Video:

 

Events schedule:

Except of african test session on April Ales will also start the race preparation on May in the desert of UAE.

On October 2015 the whole team will participate the RALLY OIL LIBIYA in Morocco followed by the dutch dakar pre-prolog in Valkenswaard on November.

The final event will be coming DAKAR 2016 which route was presented yesterday at the press conference in Paris.

 

The new route of DAKAR 2016:

3 countries, PERU, BOLIVIA, ARGENTINA

Start: January 3rd in Lima (Peru)

Finish: January 16th in Rosario (Argentina)

 

"I am very happy that after the absence of beautiful terrains in Chile the organizators add Peru district again which sandy areas are excellent and this will make the rally tough" said Ales Loprais.

 

The Rally Dakar 2016 just started...

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