(nld) Born on 21/01/1971 at Tubbergen


Riwald, Eurol, JaBe, Sea Vsat, Holland Casino, Renault Trucks


2018: 7th
2017: Ab. Stage 2
2016: Ab. Stage 12 (truck)
2015: 25th (truck)
2014: Ab. Stage 3 (car)
2013: Ab. Stage 10 (car)
2012: Ab. Stage 10 (car)

2018: Morocco Desert Challenge
2017: Morocco Desert Challenge, Silk Way Rally
2016: OiLibya Morocco Rally (1st)
2015: Libya Rally (1st), Baja Aragon (12th), Baja Poland (ab)
2014: Morocco rally (15th)


“We learnt how tough the dunes in Peru are”

The previous two Dakars have been a nightmare for Gert Huzink, but in the 2018 edition he finally made it to the finish and concluded the Dakar as the highest ranked Dutchman. On the brink of starting the Silk Way Rally in the summer of 2018 Huzink had to withdraw last-minute after his 16 years old son was seriously injured in an accident. Instead of driving his Renault truck on the plains of Russia, Huzink was warding his kid in hospital for weeks. Together with his brother Ewald, Gert Huzink is running a scrap recycling company, with which they were was nominated for the award of best company of the Twente region.

G.H.: “We haven’t made the mileage we would have liked this past year, but we did quite some testing in the Czech Republic and the truck is better than ever. Most important is that my boy is alive and healthy. This gives me the chance to focus on the Dakar again. Last year in the first week we learnt how tough the dunes and the sand in Peru are. That was just the challenge we like to see in the Dakar and thus we are looking forward to it. Although we realize it will not be easy to defend our title as best truck from the Netherlands. That will certainly be our goal.”



  • Mark : RENAULT
  • Model : K520
  • Performance tuner : MKR
  • Assistance : Riwald Dakar
  • Class : C_T4.2 : T4.2 - Camions Modifiés

Ranking 2019

Scratch Stage General
1 15 15 15
2 15 15 14
3 14 14 15
4 9 9 12
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