N°292 Car ORYXRALLYSPORT

HENRI VANSTEENBERGEN

(nld) 1.8m / 83kg

Hobbies

Rally raid and preparing the car

Sponsors

T&S Klimaattechniek, Slootjes Kraanbedrijf, Alewijnse, Regiolux, HBK2000 Besturingstechniek, Mijnkaasrijpt.nl, Schijf, De Jong Zuurmond, Snelspuitwerk, Standard Fasel, Centercon, Van den IJssel Bedrijfskleding, Klinger the Netherlands, Autoindus,IT bases, Van der Mark ketelonderhoud, Submerged Cooling solutions

2018: Ab. Stage 5

Morocco Desert Challenge 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015
Balkan Rally 2019
Andalucia Rally 2021
Dutch NK for several years

Interview

“We are ready, we are fit, so let’s go!”

By participating in Dakar 2018 Henri van Steenbergen fulfilled his childhood dream in a Desert Warrior, build by Dutchman and longtime Dakar hero, Kees Tijsterman. He got a taste of rally-raids when he bought an old Landrover to provide service for some motorbike riders in the Heroes Legends rally. Then he started with racing, based on skills and agility and gradually moved to off-road raids. Making his Dakar debut he said: “Dreams need to be fulfilled. You can talk about your childhood dreams forever, but before you know, you’re too old to do it.” His goal was just to finish, unfortunately they didn’t got to finish the Dakar, so here they are again!

H.v.S.: “Dakar is the biggest team off-road race challenge to endure any technical, physical, and mental battle. Without being romantic about the Dakar, it is our goal as amateur team to collect the medal at the finish line in Jeddah 2022. Complete dedication to achieve this goal is the base and our mind-set to be prepared as much as we can. The current formation of Team Oryxrallysport is existing since 2018 and since then the has prepared itself on all fronts towards the Dakar. For myself it is a long-lasting story witch will not end after this edition. I am ready for it, fit and let’s go.”

E.W.: “Untill now, my own journey to be at the start of the Dakar took only 37 years. It was due to my brother Menno who read an article within the French magazine Paris Match, later also VSD, about the Dakar through which we were hooked about this great off-road adventure. Many times, we visit Cergy-Pontoise, Versailles, Paris, Arras for the start of the Dakar rally. In the years after we started to race ourselves with Dakar as the ultimate off-road race adventure.”

Vehicle

ORYXRALLYSPORT

RALLY RAID UK ORYX DW
ORYXRALLYSPORT

  • RALLY RAID UK
  • ORYX DW
  • Oryx Rallysport
  • 4×4 Petrol and Diesel

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