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Efforts Kick Off in Prep for Dakar Rally 2017

Dakar Rally organisers have finalised the host countries for the 2017 event. Paraguay is joining the ranks of host countries for the first time since the rally was relocated to
16 Jul 2016 09:22
Efforts Kick Off in Prep  for Dakar Rally 2017

Dakar Rally organisers have finalised the host countries for the 2017 event.

Paraguay is joining the ranks of host countries for the first time since the rally was relocated to South America in 2009. Together with Argentina and Bolivia, the event will be hosted by three.

HINO TEAM SUGAWARA has kicked off its preparation efforts as it aims for its 26th straight finish in the race, and eighth straight championship in its class.

The team will be upgrading its trucks’ performance and beefing up its summer training for the upcoming 2017 rally.

The team has been joined by its mechanics, who were screened and selected from among applicants from Hino dealerships nationwide.

Hino trucks in Fiji are sold by Niranjas who are proud to be associated with the product.

The Dakar Rally (formerly known as the “Paris–Dakar Rally”) is an annual rally raid organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation.

The race is scheduled start off on January 2, 2017 from Asunción, the capital of Paraguay, and take contestants south toward the Argentinian border.

source:  Niranjans

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