(nld) 1.85m / 90kg


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2019: ab stage 9 (with Panseri)
2018: ab stage 13, 1 stage win (with Périn)
2016: ab Stage 6, winner prologue (with Colsoul)
2015: 7th (with Colsoul)
2014: 28th (with Baumel)
2012: 8th (with Baumel)

2019: Rally du Maroc (25th), Hellendoorn Rally (2nd), Baja Aragon (ab), Rally Kazakhstan (stage win), Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (ab from 2nd position on last day), Qatar Cross Country Rally (5th)
2018: Rally du Maroc (6th)
2017: Baja Poland (3rd), OiLibya Rally du Maroc (12th)
2015: OiLibya du Maroc (9th), Baja Poland (3rd), Baja Hungary (2nd)
2014: Morocco Rally (5th), Baja Poland
2013: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (3rd), Baja Espana, Morocco Rally (40th - 1 stage win)
2012: Morocco Rally (Ab.), Dutch WRC championship
2011: winner Morocco Rally, Baja Espana (2nd)
2011: WRC Portugal (23rd, 3rd A2 class), IRC Ypres (8th)


“We’ve shown we are fast”

In the 2018 edition of the Dakar Bernhard ten Brinke was the first Dutchman ever to win a stage in the car category. On the brink of finishing third overall he had to withdraw on the penultimate day. Also last year, in 2019, he had to abandon in the final stages of the rally. Having sold the kitchen factory his grandfather started, Ten Brinke now concentrates on a woodworking company, manufacturing window sills and frames, among other things. With a smaller company and thus with more time to prepare, Ten Brinke enters this year’s Dakar reunited with Tom Colsoul. Once again Ten Brinke will be member of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Team, with former Dakar champions Nasser Al Attiyah and Giniel de Villiers, and former Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso, as his team mates.

B.t.B.: “Having sold the kitchen business gives me more time to do things I like, such as preparing for the Dakar. I’ve shown I’m capable of a top 5 and even a top 3 result. I have the best car, the support of a factory team, a great navigator and my own condition is better than ever. Although there never is a guarantee for another success I think we are well prepared. We’ve had some bad luck in rallies this year, but we’ve shown we are fast.”



  • Mark : TOYOTA
  • Model : HILUX
  • Performance tuner : Toyota Gazoo Racing
  • Assistance : Toyota Gazoo Racing
  • Class : T1.1 petrol modified A-T 4x4

Ranking 2020

Scratch Stage General
1 5 5 5
2 15 15 10
3 10 10 8
4 7 7 8
5 12 12 8
6 7 7 8
7 4 4 7
8 7 7 8
9 7 7 7
10 6 6 7
11 4 4 7
12 8 8 7

All news of B. Ten brinke

Newsflashes - 13/01 08:32 [GMT +3] - Auto

Ten Brinke is the day’s first leader

Bernhard Ten Brinke has achieved the best time so far after 46 km of the special, just one second ahead of Yazeed Al Rajhi and Orlando Terranova. Carlos Sainz, opening the way today, has already lost more than one minute.

Newsflashes - 12/01 13:41 [GMT +3] - Auto

Ten Brinke not far behind

Bernhard ten Brinke finished stage 7 in fourth place, less than three minutes down on Carlos Sainz, in his best performance since the start of the rally.

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