• Dakar 2017: IVECO once again on the podium of the world’s toughest rally

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    14/01/2017

    Dakar 2017: IVECO once again on the podium of the world’s toughest rally​

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15-01-2017

Dakar 2017: IVECO once again on the podium of the world’s toughest rally

Gerard de Rooy places the PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO Team and his #500 IVECO Powerstar in third place at the 2017 Dakar Rally having driven almost 9,000 km in South America’s most difficult roads.

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14-01-2017

Dakar 2017: Three IVECO trucks in Top Ten in Stage 11

Gerard de Rooy contends with the dust to keep his IVECO Powerstar on the podium for the final approach to Buenos Aires. Ton van Genugten and Wuf van Gingel finish close behind their teammate, so that three PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO Team trucks are placed in the Top Ten of the stage. Federico Villagra comes close to winning the stage, hampered by an impenetrable cloud of dust, and finishes just 52 seconds behind the stage’s leader.

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13-01-2017

Dakar 2017: a hard stage for Gerard de Rooy leaves him in third place

Gerard de Rooy has a difficult day with two punctures but he manages to hang onto the third place in the overall classification.

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12-01-2017

Dakar 2017: Trucks drive straight to bivouac as Stage 9 is cancelled

The PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO Team drives straigth to the bivouac in Chilecito as the ninth special of 2017 Dakar is suspended due to complications and delays generated by Tuesday’s avalanche in the liaison route.

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11-01-2017

Dakar 2017: Gerard de Rooy keeps fighting for the lead

Ton van Genugten places the PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO Team in the Top 5 of the special. Gerard de Rooy looses seven minutes in the stage, falling back in third place, but is just two minutes behind the leader in the overall classification. Federico Villagra places the best IVECO truck of the day, finishing in second place.

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10-01-2017

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.

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09-01-2017

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.

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08-01-2017

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.

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07-01-2017

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.

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06-01-2017

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.

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05-01-2017

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.

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04-01-2017

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.

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03-01-2017

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.

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02-01-2017

Dakar 2017: IVECO and Team PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO are today at the starting blocks

The PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO Team is ready for the next edition of the most famous off-road rally raid. Three IVECO trucks will face the extreme terrains of South America starting today, Monday, January 2nd, until Saturday, January 14th.

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