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ROAD TO DAKAR 2017

TEAM DE ROOY

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Gerard de Rooy able to live with third place

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Gerard de Rooy is not exactly happy with his third place in the 2017 Dakar Rally, but he is not too deeply disappointed either. Of course he would rather have won. He came close to doing just that. One hard-to-find waypoint and a total of three flat tyres cost the Petronas Team De Rooy Iveco team leader victory. “The aim was at least a podium, and we achieved that. We had one bad day, and you can’t really blame anyone for that. I can live with third place.”

A single navigation error, heading off in the wrong direction and getting lost as a result, then taking just a little too much risk trying to make up time, and being punished with two punctures. That, in a nutshell, is the story of the tenth stage, which proved to be crucial for Gerard de Rooy at the finish of the Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires.

Team

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IVECO Trakker 8x8

  • Bart de Gooyert
  • John Peeters
  • Paul Starmans
  • Marc van Gemert
  • Ramon Peters

IVECO Stralis 6x6

  • Toine van Oorschot
  • Patrick van der Heijden
  • Peter van Rooij

IVECO Stralis 6x4

  • Ron Slagt
  • Niels van Tilborg
  • Clim Smulders

IVECO Stralis 4x4

  • Ad van Reijen
  • Paul Van der Vleuten
  • Leon Peters

IVECO Stralis 6x6

  • Bart Janssen
  • Corné  van Drunen
  • Willem Ooms

IVECO Stralis 6x6

  • Henk van Leuven
  • Hugo Duisters
  • Franklin Geerts

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