N°506 Truck MAMMOET RALLYSPORT TEAM DE ROOY IVECO

MARTIN VAN DEN BRINK

(nld) 1.86m / 86kg

Hobbies

Motocross, mountainbiking

Sponsors

Mammoet, Eurol, DFDS Logistics, Polskamp

2021: 8th
2020: 23rd
2019: ab stage 3
2018: ab stage 4
2017: 35th, 2 stage wins
2016: Ab stage 2
2015: 17th
2014: 20th
2013: 11th
2012: 13th
2011: 11th
2010: 35th
2009: 12th

2021: Tunesia Desert Challenge (SSV-1st), Silk Way Rally (6th), Andalusia Rally (SSV-1st)
2019: Silk Way Rally (4th), Morocco Desert Challenge (4th)
2018: Morocco Desert Challenge (2nd), Silk Way Rally (11th)
2017: Morocco Desert Challenge (1st), Silk Way Rally (ab), Morocco Rally (ab)
2016: Libya Rally (1st), Silk Way Rally (3rd)
2015: Morocco Rally (1st), Libya Rally (ab)
2014: Morocco Rally (32nd)
2013: Silk Way Rally (9th)
2012: Silk Way Rally (10th)

Interview

“A unique opportunity!”

Dutch Dakar veteran Martin van den Brink will drive the Dakar Rally 2022 for Mammoet Team De Rooy Iveco. After the announcement that his son Mitchel would drive for De Rooy, Martin has now also been asked to play for the Brabant team. In Saudi Arabia, they will be act with 4 race-trucks for De Rooy. Van den Brink makes clear that his team, Mammoet Rallysport, will continue to function as it was. But it is the end of the collaboration with MKR. Martin worked with Mario Kress, owner of MKR, on the Dakar project for more than five years. Together they achieved great successes; he won 2 stages in the Dakar Rally with the Renault, he won the Morocco Rally 3 times and finished on a 3rd position in the Silk Way Rally. His teammates at Team de Rooy, Janus van Kasteren, Hans Stacey and his son Mitchel van den Brink, will drive in the familiar green Petronas colors. Martin will drive in the colors for the Mammoet Team De Rooy Iveco. Co-pilot Peter Willemsen and mechanic Bernard der Kinderen complete the team in the Iveco. They tested the truck in the Moroccan Desert. Based on these experiences and of course the experience of Team De Rooy, Martin van den Brink is aiming high.

M.v.d.B.: “I can't pass this opportunity to be part of such a professional top team and unfortunate I have decided to stop working with MKR. We gained a lot of knowledge and I learned a lot from Mario Kress and his team. We must also conclude that partly due to the limited budget compared to the top teams, we have not been able to build a winning car. It's nice that Mario responded professionally to my switch. We say goodbye to each other in a friendly way.”
“Hans, Janus and I drive an Iveco Powerstar, each for our own chances. During the rest day, the strategy may be adjusted, and a leader will be appointed. Mitchel drives a front truck, and his role will be as the fast assistant for us. That of course makes it even more unique for me. This given change is an opportunity for me and a great start of, hopefully, a bright future for my son.”
“I can’t and I shouldn’t be satisfied with a top ten ranking, as in the past. We want to participate in the battle for the prizes. As far as I'm concerned, the top five is my goal. Team De Rooy is very professional. They have over 35 years of experience in the rally. Gerard de Rooy won the Dakar in 2012 and 2016, and the Iveco has already proven its speed and reliability.”

Vehicle

MAMMOET RALLYSPORT TEAM DE ROOY IVECO

IVECO POWERSTAR
MAMMOET RALLYSPORT TEAM DE ROOY IVECO

  • IVECO
  • POWERSTAR
  • De Rooy
  • Team de Rooy Iveco
  • Truck > 10,000 cc

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