“Both worried and excited”
Dakar spectacular! Looking for a show on the next Dakar. Check out Peter Hajas and his mean machine. For his very first appearance on the rally, the American will be behind the steering wheel of a typical US Open Score vehicle designed by Brenthel Industries. Used to racing in off-road races back home, Peter hadn't really planned on doing the Dakar, a race that he wasn't too familiar with. Winner of the Dakar Challenge thanks to his combined results at the Tecate score Baja 500 and the Eldorado Reno 500, he will finally take on the toughest off-road rally in the World. Alongside Kevin Selchow, his co-driver for the last 6 years and in his custom made monster, Peter is happy to let Robby Gordon win, it just as long as he finishes.
P.H.: “The Dakar was never really a plan. Without my win at the Dakar Challenge series, I wouldn't be doing it. Of course I knew about the Dakar but never really looked closely at it. I'm well aware that it's extremely challenging and difficult. We'll need to be conservative. Our goal is simply to try to finish. We're there to learn in a completely new car and on completely new terrain. The navigation is also new to us. In America, racing is completely different. It's a lot shorter and you drive much harder. The Dakar is intimidating so I'm both worried and excited. I'll let Robby (Gordon) win it. I'm happy to finish just behind!”