N°522 Truck PETRONAS TEAM DE ROOY IVECO

VICTOR WILLEM CORNE VERSTEIJNEN

(nld) Born on 31/03/1985

Sponsors

Petronas, Iveco, Versteijnen Trucks

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2017: ab stage 12 (Scania)
2016: 24th (DAF)
2015: 38th (DAF)

2019: Morocco Desert Challenge (11th, with Scania), Hungarian Baja (3rd, with ssv)
2018: Morocco Desert Challenge

Interview

“This chance is too challenging to let go”

Because he decided to start a business of his own, Vick Versteijnen skipped the Dakar for two years. Instead he raced in the Morocco Desert Challenge and made a sidestep to racing with a SSV in Hungary. But when the chance came to enter the Dakar again with Team De Rooy, Versteijnen couldn’t resist. He will be accompanied by Teun van Dal, who was with the service team in the Dakar before and gained experience navigating in MDC, and André van der Sande, who was in the truck with Versteijnen in 2016.

V.V.: “After years of having a business with a partner, I wanted to do it myself. We built a new place on a new location, buying and selling used trucks, but also new, special equipment like trailers, containers and low-loaders. Setting up a company takes time and effort and therefore it was better to skip the Dakar, but the idea of returning never went away. It is and remains the ultimate challenge, and when the chance came to enter the Dakar with a super professional team like De Rooy, it was clear to me that I couldn’t let this pass. We’ve tested in Morocco and the Iveco Powerstar is really great. Together with Janus van Kasteren we have the opportunity and the full support of the team to fight for the best possible result and I seize that opportunity with both hands.”

Vehicle

PETRONAS TEAM DE ROOY IVECO

  • Mark : IVECO
  • Model : POWERSTAR
  • Performance tuner : Team De Rooy Iveco
  • Assistance : Team De Rooy Iveco
  • Class : T4.2 Modified trucks

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