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2018: ab stage 13
2016: ab Stage 6
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)
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. Having sold the kitchen factory his grandfather started, Ten Brinke now concentrates on a woodworking company, manufacturing window sills, frames and… coffins. With a smaller company and thus with more time to prepare, Ten Brinke enters this year’s Dakar with new ambitions and a new navigator, Xavier Panseri. Once again Ten Brinke will be member of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Team, with former Dakar champions Nasser Al Attiyah and Giniel de Villiers 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. We’ve been testing the Toyota for two and a half weeks in Morocco giving me the chance to become familiar again with the car and to get used to my co-pilot Xavier Panseri, who is very experienced in the Dakar. I only wanted to come back with the best conditions in terms of the car and the co-pilot. I have had the luck to work with top navigators like Matthieu Baumel, Tom Colsoul and last year Michel Périn, and once you have had that, you simply can’t do with anything less. The same goes for the result. 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.”
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All competitors except Carlos Sainz and Bernhard ten Brinke have already started the special. The Spaniard and the Dutchman could be disqualified if they don't start soon!
Giniel de Villiers has stopped to help Bernhard Ten Brinke repair his damaged Toyota. Both men are losing a lot of time!
Toyota's Bernhard ten Brinke, sitting in second place overall this morning, is losing almost 8 minutes at km 51 after a lacklustre start.
Bernhard Ten Brinke, third on the second stage of the Dakar 2019 one minutes and twenty seconds behind Sébastien Loeb, has climbed to second place in the general standings and is now on the heels of Giniel de Villiers.
“The stage today was very good. It was quite nice in the beginning. The dunes where quite tough, but there were good lines. We made no mistakes...
Bernhard Ten Brinke has finished the stage in third place, 1’20’’ behind the winner. However, Giniel de Villiers (who finished 4th) is the day’s big winner, because the Toyota driver has taken command in the general standings in front of his Dutch rival.
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