Dakar 2018: a new challenge for Renault Trucks and MKR
Renault Trucks and its partner MKR will be part of the Dakar 2018, which will take place from January 6th to 20th in Latin America. During this 40th edition, the trucks will run through 14 stages, crossing a total distance of 8710 Km trough the most difficult terrains of Peru and Bolivia, until the finishing line in Cordoba, Argentina.
This year, 3 Renault Trucks are in the running for the prize. The Mammoet Rallysport team will introduce a Renault Sherpa and a Renault Trucks K 520, driven respectively by Martin van den Brink (n°506) and Janus Van Kasteren (n°531) and the Riwald team will introduce a second Renault Trucks K 520 which will be driven by Gert Huzink (n°517).
For this new participation in the legendary race, Renault Trucks hopes that the teams of MKR will be successful in meeting their goals: winning a spot on the much desired podium of the Dakar.
The uncertainty of weather conditions and the unforeseeable last minute difficulties, which are typical of rally-raids, promise a competition with many twists and turns. Regardless of the outcome, it will be an opportunity for the manufacturer to demonstrate the robustness of its trucks in extreme conditions and reinforce its ties with MKR.