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Expert Talk with Gerard de Rooy - The Future of Dakar

"New innovations are on their way and Dakar is the ultimate innovation lab"


The dust has settled after an exciting #Dakar2022. 
But what does the future hold? 
We gaze into the crystal ball with one of Dakar's great legends, Gerard De Rooy. 

Dakar has always been the ultimate contest for trucks – a gruelling race of over 8,000km and inhospitable desert terrain. But while its status as the toughest race in the world is likely to hold, it is equally certain that it is the ultimate innovation lab to address evolving challenges. @Gerard De Rooy, Dakar legend and owner of PETRONAS Team De Rooy IVECO  looks at the sustainability challenge that lies ahead. For example, he explains the evolution towards new drive trains and energies -both hydrogen and electric-based -while safeguarding the DNA of motorsport. 

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