January 13 is the rest day of 2019 Dakar. After experiencing the test of the marathon stage, the audience thinks that the driver who can retreat from such a continuous ultra-difficult stage without damaging the car is a master, but as the saying goes Well, gods are divided into three classes, six classes and nine classes, and meat has three layers.
Run Racing will take you back to the history of Dakar to those god-level drivers and monster-level racing cars that have created their own dynasty and are about to ascend the throne to the world.
Five gods and five tigers, 10 shocking
God’s Domain Five
Mr. Dakar, Peterhansel. In the past 17 years, the Mr. Dakar has won 13 championships, 7 times in the car class, and 6 times in the motorcycle class. LeBron James, Michael Schumacher, Valentino Rossi and Sebastian Loeb are not nearly as dominant in their respective fields. Speaking of data, Peter Hansel is the ancient god.
Prince Nasser-Attiyah of Qatar has led the way in Dakar 2019 so far. He has won the Dakar Rally twice on behalf of different teams in 2011 and 2015. If two Dakar championships aren’t enough for you, well, sit tight. The Qatari prince, who was born in 1970, has won two WRC-2 championships and three FIA Cross-Country Rally Cup championships. When mentioning the famous desert regions in the world, people will think of only two, North Africa and the Middle East. Attia has won the Middle East Rally more times than many people get paid every year, 13 times. This kind of result is more brilliant than the combined results of many small country racers, there is no doubt that it is called God.
In the past 18 Dakar Rally, he entered the final one-on-one championship 9 times, 5 of which he won the championship for KTM, and the winning rate of the champion and runner-up was more than half. It is said that the existence of Despres and Coma is enough to make the KTM team Dakar popular every year. When the two-wheel world was no longer big enough, he turned his attention to the car group. In 2017, he helped the Peugeot team get the third overall score and a stage championship. The cross-group car god is not blown by the wind.
There has always been a “chain of admiration” in Dakar. Almost all car groups and truck groups pay tribute to the motorcyclists, because they are no longer motorcyclists, but knights who go to the meeting alone. During hundreds of kilometers of bumpy and long roads, they need to deal with navigation, control and tactics at the same time. There is no doubt that their brains and bodies are multitasking all the time. It is difficult for ordinary people to persist in such a high-pressure environment for most of the day. reach. Mark Koma, who is currently in charge of the Spanish market of the famous motorcycle brand KTM, has won the Dakar motorcycle championship five times, and is a veritable single-handed warrior in this battle of the gods. After the God of War retired from the battlefield, he joined ASO in 2015 and was in charge of the Dakar event for three consecutive years. But just this year, Coma chose to return to the KTM Spanish division that he has always loved.
Although most of the current protagonists of motorsports are men, at the same time, more and more women are beginning to participate in motorsports and have achieved impressive results. In the 2019 Dakar Rally, a total of 17 female drivers participated in different groups of competitions. Among them, the Spanish female motorcyclist Leia Sanz did not just appear here to represent the other half of the world. She entered the race in 2015 The total score of the motorcycle group is ninth. In the past eight years of the Dakar Rally, she has never lost the chain, proving her status as a goddess with both strength and appearance.
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Peugeot 2008/3008DKR/DKR MAXI series racing car
The Peugeot team has won the championship for the past three years. The Peugeot sports department, which is good at designing and manufacturing high-performance diesel engines, has brought a V6 engine to the 2008 racing car. With the help of twin turbochargers, it can output 350 horsepower and 800NM of torque. It brought the first rear-drive diesel car in history to win the Dakar championship for the Peugeot brand. Thinking about the Peugeot car in the WEC, it is not surprising that they achieved such a result. Afterwards, the 3008DKR series racing cars that won the championship raised their competitiveness to a terrifying level based on the continuous improvement of the 2008DKR racing concept. They were invincible in Dakar, which emphasized the Gobi stage in the past few years.
Mitsubishi PAJERO EVOLUTION series racing car
Mitsubishi is a must-talk dynasty in the history of the Dakar Rally, just like the Bulls in the NBA and the Ferrari in F1. Before the 2001-07 dynasty, Mitsubishi had won two championships with racing cars derived from mass-produced Pajero. Afterwards, Mitsubishi Pajero racing cars have completely entered a true evolutionary state. By introducing advanced technologies such as tubular frames and composite materials, Japanese manufacturers have almost made everyone forget other off-road vehicle brands in the post-oil crisis period by dominating the results and performance of the Dakar Rally.
Volkswagen TOUAREG series racing car
After being absent for 2008, Dakar has ushered in a new dynasty since 2009. The Volkswagen series has brought racing cars named after its own high-end SUV series. Even the name TOUAREG is related to North Africa, the Sahara, and Dakar. They are inextricably linked, so to sum it up in one sentence – born on the road and on the ground, it’s natural. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, Volkswagen Racing ended the dynasty of “Japanese Orange” with a silver-blue whirlwind. After nearly 30 years, Deutschland returned to the top of Dakar.
Mini ALL4 RACING series racing car
British MINI, which is affiliated to BMW of Germany, has been keeping a low-key participation in auto races, but on the first day of Dakar, almost no one regards MINI as an old off-road world. But MINI must have come prepared. In 2012, 13, 14, and 15, Peterhansel, Roma and Attia brought back four championships. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and MINI’s Dakar dynasty started to build as early as 2012, and when the opponents came back to their senses, they could no longer stop their footsteps.
Toyota Hilux Dakar series racing car
Since 2013, the Toyota Gazoo Racing South African team has been actively participating in the Dakar Rally. Different from the strategy of introducing its own SUV racing cars to the Dakar, Toyota has been confident and strong for many years and has insisted on choosing the image of its own pickup truck series brand. Go to Dakar. From 2013 to 2018, the Toyota Gazoo Racing team’s Hilux car helped the team win three overall runner-ups and three overall third runner-ups, and cooperated with many small and medium-sized teams to help them realize their dreams of Dakar. Missed by Lady Luck. In the 2019 Dakar Rally, Toyota once again used the combination of Atiyah-Hylux as the core team to go to the South American desert. Facing the siege of the opponents, it firmly held the first place in the overall score list in the first half, and almost never made a mistake. . When the Dakar Rally returns to the desert track environment, the advantages of Hilux four-wheel drive have been reappeared. I hope Toyota Gazoo Racing can take a full rest and win the crown that should have belonged to them long ago.
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