Dakar 2017: IVECO wins two podium places and overall lead
Two IVECO trucks from the PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO Team finished Stage 7 in the Top 5. Ton van Genugten wins second place while Gerard de Rooy closes the special in fourth and keeps the lead in the overall classification.
Dakar 2017: IVECO in the lead as the crews take their rest day
The caravan caravan of the world’s toughest rally raid reached the bivouac in La Paz, where all participants enjoyed their day off. Gerard de Rooy, in his IVECO Powerstar #500, leads the race after five stages.read more
Dakar 2017: Stage 6 cancelled due to bad weather
Heavy rain forces once again the Dakar organisaiton to cancel the timed section of stage 6.
The IVECO trucks will drive the connecting section, from Oruro to La Paz.read more
Dakar 2017: IVECO and De Rooy win second stage in a row in shortened special
PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO Team leader Gerard de Rooy wins the fifth special and takes the overall lead, as bad weather in the mountains forces the Dakar organisation to cancel the second part of the stage.
Teammates Ton van Genugten and Wuf van Ginkel run into trouble and lose their positions.
Federico Villagra finishes sixteenth, 46m50s behind De Rooy. read more
Dakar 2017: IVECO and De Rooy victorious in fourth stage
PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO Team leader Gerard de Rooy fights to the end to get his first win in this year’s Dakar rally behind the wheel of his powerful #500 IVECO Powerstar.
Teammates Ton van Genugten and Wuf van Ginkel also perform very well, finishing 7th and 10th.
Federico Villagra finishes fifth, so that all four IVECO vehicles close the stage in the Top 10.read more
Dakar 2017: Flat tyres cost De Rooy time but Villagra puts IVECO on the podium in very challenging stage
Gerard de Rooy loses time due of flat tyres and falls behind, Ton van Genugten receives a 20 minute penalty for jumping a waypoint.
Federico Villagra finishes in third place, keeping IVECO on the podium. read more
Dakar 2017: IVECO places two trucks in top 10 in very fast second stage
Gerard de Rooy achieved the best result of the PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO Team, missing the podium by just 11 seconds to finish the very fast second stage in fifth place.read more
Dakar 2017: IVECO on the podium of the first stage of the famous Rally
In a short special of only 39 timed kilometres, Ton van Genugten’s IVECO Trakker finished in second place, ahead Gerard de Rooy’s and Federico Villagra’s IVECO Powerstars, who opened the way at the beginning of the race.read more