Dakar: great start in Lima
After 14 victories for the BFGoodrich® brand at the Dakar Rally (including 2018 for the 40th anniversary of this mythic race), off course we are feeling the passion raising again.
From the 6th to 17th of January 2019, BFGoodrich® will be running for Dust, for Passion, for Victory. 100% in Peru, 100% sand.
What is new for us in 2019?
A new BFGoodrich® Dakar Service Center: 240m² with a tire mounting /demounting area (2500 in average during the complete race). A brand section to welcome VIPs and introduce our 4x4 range (Mud Terrain KM3, All Terrain KO2, KDR2+) and our competition history. 10 technicians and 2 brand representatives to support and welcome competitors, dealers, influencers...
Like in 2018, BFGoodrich® is renewing the opportunity to help a rookie to compete to this great aventure. Sergio Samaniego, from Peru, will be officially promoting our colours!
And last but not least, a 100% female team #GirlsforDakar will be racing with the new BFGoodrich® KM3 UTV tires on the new class Side by Side. Good luck Andrea Mayer Peterhansel and Annett Fischer!
Off course, the great names will be participating again: Carlos Sainz, winner of the 2018 edition, Mister Dakar, Stephane Peterhansel, Cyril Despres and Nani Roma (X Raid Mini), Sebastien Loeb (PH Sport), Giniel De Villiers (Toyota Gazoo Racing), Jesus Calleja (Overdrive Toyota), Christian Lavieille (Toyota Auto Body), Cristina Gutierrez (Sodicars Racing)...with BFGoodrich® tires.
10 stages, 5000km, 334 vehicles (2 wheels and trucks included), 534 drivers and co-drivers among them 17 women, will be under pressure, giving their best, and so will our tires!
Good luck to everyone, and let's go for Dust, for Passion, for Victory!