With a fifth overall position Marcel and his team ended another successful Dakar rally. On the Kamaz was no measure this year, and they took the first four positions in the ranking, making team 504 the Best Of The Rest. They gave a good push, especially the first week of the race. With the Iveco had to drive at 100% constantly, where the high performing Kamaz trucks where going at 85%. This was tough competition, but they managed to follow through till the very end.
The field of participants was strong this year. Many Iveco's, Tatra's, Hino and other teams with all experienced drivers and well prepared assistance teams made is a close competition untill the very end. Team de Rooy managed to have all 4 trucks finishing in the top 10 which is a grand result. Marcel and his team are proud of the result, and look back to a tough but exciting race.
A special thanks goes to the sponsors and partners and surely to the mechanics and other assistants who made a great effort to prepare and organize the service during the whole event, and also before and after. Without this professional support, none of this would have been possible.
Please enjoy the final pics of this year, and see you back soon!