From Here: http://www.drivenews.co.za/2013/news/toyota-announces-dakar-2014-lineup/
Toyota Announces Dakar 2014 Lineup
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Following their successes in recent years which culminated in a 2nd place for Giniel de Villiers
(who himself won the Dakar rally in 2009 in a Volkswagen Toureg), Toyota
have entered the 2014 Dakar rally
with 2 South African drivers: de Villiers and newcomer Leeroy Poulter.
Having competed previously with Giniel de Villiers
and ABSA off-road competitor Duncan Vos, Toyota have seen successful competition in earlier Dakar rallies but have yet to win a Dakar rally.
Following a 2nd place for de Villiers and Vos retiring on just day 3 of the rally, Toyota have returned to the drawing board and rebuilt their Hilux to tackle Dakar 2013.
Members of the original team have been retained, including de Villiers, co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz
and team boss Glynn Hall
will return in 2014 with first-time Dakar driver Leeroy Poulter
. Poulter will be have Duncan Vos’ 2013 co-driver Rob Howie
sitting beside him.
This years route will from Rosario
, Argentina to Salta
for a rest day and finish in Valparaíso
, from 5 to 18 January 2014.
Giniel de Villiers
Co-Driver: Dirk von Zitzewitz
Dakar History: 10 Starts, 1 Win.
Originally from: Touring cars
Co-Driver: Rob Howie
Dakar History: 1st Dakar rally (Toyota Imperial SA Hilux)
originally from: Motorcross & karting
Team boss: Toyota Imperial SA Dakar.
From the Goodwood 2013 Race