In 2018 Erik Wevers was a last-minute surprise on the entry list of the Dakar, as a back-up driver for Peruvian Nicholas Fuchs in the all new Borgward BX7. For the 2019 edition the Dutchman returns as the captain (and sole competitor) of the Borgward Team, with Dakar rookie Ashley Garcia from Peru at his side as navigator. Wevers and Garcia first drove together in the Portalegre Baja in Portugal and finished a promising seventh in the strong field.
Erik Wevers: “With my company Wevers Sport we’ve been involved in the Dakar -and other rallies- for many years. As I have built the car it was a logical move last year to enter the Dakar as a back-up and this year we return with the updated version of the Borgward, but as a sole entry. The engine and many small details of the car have improved quite a lot. I haven’t been in many races, but we have worked intensively at the car and done a lot of testing. The main goal for Borgward is to finish and to prove the reliability, but personally I think it is possible to finish close to the top 10. The role of Ashley Garcia is important for that matter. It is his first Dakar, but he knows the dunes of Peru very well and has an awful lot of experience as a quad rider and in navigation, which I think is crucial.”
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