23.1.2019 11:00 am
Hall finally ticks the box as proudly SA team breaks Mini, Peugeot dominance.
For seven long years Toyota had fought bravely to win the Dakar Rally, only to play second fiddle to first Mini and then Peugeot, having only a host of second and third places to show for their efforts.
All the race crews will be taking a day’s break, giving the technical crews the opportunity to prepare the cars for the final five stages of the race.
The overall lead in the gruelling desert race changes hands again, but not countries.
The gruelling race shows again that’s it’s not all about stage wins.
The local team’s dynamic duo of Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel set the pace with veteran Giniel de Villiers again performing solidly.
Formula One outfit Ferrari are set for a management reshuffle with team principal Maurizio Arrivabene to be replaced by technical director Mattia Binotto, according to reports in Italy on Monday.
Various vehicle manufacturers will be showcasing their brands and latest models at the festival.
Marx had already secured the Class C title with David Coetzee taking the Class T title this year.
Block’s Mustang Hoonicorn V2 spat flames and smoked on all four wheels.
From lowly 16th place, he rocketed up the leaderboard and won the event in style.
The champion’s victory completed a season of total dominance for the Englishman.
In his winning career he’s pushed through the pain of numerous injuries.