N°343 سيارات ARCANE RACING

“On a circuit you drive at 99%, but the sand will be very different”

Sprightly 58-year-old Roger Grouwels, a former Supercar circuit racer, has decided the time is right to make his Dakar debut. Preparations include the Breslau Rally in Poland and Morocco Desert Challenge, to experience the dunes. Competing with a three-cylinder powered Arcane in the prototype T3 class, Grouwels will be guided by co-driver Maurice Van Weersch, from the same neighbourhood.

R.G.: “I’m a rookie at the Dakar at the age of 58. But I feel fresh and fit, and it must be done before I’m 60! Then who knows, maybe we’ll go on and on and on!
“On a circuit you drive at 99% but in the sand at the Dakar will be very different, maybe 70-75% just because there are always so many dangers.
“The car is a complete Dutch project and I’m also happy to share this experience with my good friend Maurice Van Weersch as co-driver. He’s done many rallies and for sure, I can learn a lot from him.”




  • T3
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  • T3.1: Lightweight Prototype Cross-Country

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