SAVE THE DATE - PRESENTATION OF THE 2023 DAKAR

THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER AT 11.30 AM (PARIS TIME)

N°454 SSV SOUTH RACING CAN-AM

GERT-JAN VAN DER VALK

(nld)

Sponsors

Valk Events, EVM19, Autobedrijf De Lange, Kovit, Gran Casino, Car Welness

2021: Ab stage 7

2020: Andalucia Rally (2nd in Open Class)
2019: Morocco Desert Challenge, Africa Eco Race

Interview

“Passion for motorsport is in our blood”

Gert-Jan van der Valk and Branco de Lange shared the same dream; both loves to compete ‘one day’ in the Dakar rally. As long as there is an engine involved they’re smiling. Gert-Jan loves to drive, and Branco has his own garage, so the roles were divided very quickly. In January they will be at the start of their second Dakar. They spent as much hours as possible to get the car in a perfect condition. Last year, their first Dakar, they had some technical issues so they couldn’t finish the rally. This year they are even more keen to achieve the official finish podium during the 2022 edition!

G-J.v.d.V.: “We listened, looked and drove as much as possible, just to learn. It is the only way in the Dakar to achieve your goals, it is the same as in our business life as well. Our goals are the same as last year: We want to finish this and show what we stand for. Branco has learned well to deal with the navigation equipment, such as the digital roadbook. This allows me to drive faster. And of course, the other way around, if I go faster Branco navigates faster. That's so nice thing about this game, it remains a team sport. We have learned so much this last year, we are able to adapt quickly in different situations. We are ready to finish Dakar 2022!”

Vehicle

SOUTH RACING CAN-AM

BRP CAN-AM MAVERICK XRS
SOUTH RACING CAN-AM

  • BRP
  • CAN-AM MAVERICK XRS
  • South Racing/Valk Events
  • South Racing/Valk Events
  • S_T4_NO

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