WILLIAM JACOBUS JOHA VAN GRONINGEN(nld) 1.82m / 86kg
Bmw Story Nijmegen, Koesveld, Reukema, Schouten olie B.V.
2022: Fenix Rally / Rallye Breslau / Baja Espana Aragon
2021: Rallye Breslau
2020: Carta Rallye / Rallye Breslau / Africa Eco Race
2019: Rallye Breslau
“Our expectation is the top twelve”
Rally Team Dust Warriors have set a target of breaking into the top twelve on the 2023 Dakar Rally having seen its hopes dashed in 2022 by technical issues. Its second Dakar outing with the distinctive lime green, Team de Rooy-serviced IVECO Powerstar, William van Groningnen will be back behind the wheel once more, with son Wesley keeping it in the family in his role as co-driver, while Marco Oevern is lead mechanic.
W.V.G.: “We are going to target the top twelve, this is our expectation. We have been driving at Dakar now for three years and these dunes are difficult, so we'll still learning but it's gonna be getting better and better each year.
“I wanted to build a team of people that work in my company, plus also my family; my son and daughter are young - 18 and 19-years old - and because the youngest learn very quickly, they both are learning now for navigation.
“Wesley is a great co-driver and we have a great mechanic in Marco Oevern too. I picked Marco because he is the greatest mechanic that we have for this perfect team that I want. We are going to Dakar with a small team of six people but Team de Rooy are going to fix my car every day and do the service of the vehicle.”
IVECO NG3/BA 03
- Mark IVECO
- Model NG3/BA 03
- Performance tuner Iveco
- Assistance De Rooy
- Class T5.2: Production Cross-Country Trucks
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