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N°776 Classic BEDESCHI-BOTTALLO

PAOLO BEDESCHI

(ita) 1.75m / 68kg

Hobbies

Vintage cars, sailing

Debut in 2023

4th Centomiglia del Prosecco, 35th Wintermaraton

Interview

“I can’t believe my Dakar dream is about to come true”

Paolo Bedeschi made a comparatively late entry into the world of rallying, in 2019, but it was love at first slide for the retired mechanical engineer who is aiming for a top ten finish in this year’s Classic Auto class. Bedeschi’s co-driver will be fellow Dakar rookie Daniele Bottallo, who recently celebrated victory in the 2022 Panda Raid Baja 800 and gained more desert experience with 11th in Morocco.


P.B.: “Our main goal is to reach the finish, preferably in the top 10. My passion is the mechanical side, so if there is a problem I will solve it! I trust Daniele a lot, our testing in Tunisia went very well and we will each do our jobs as part of the team.”

D.B.: “As navigator, I believe my biggest challenge will be mastering the special equipment used for the Dakar. I’m not yet familiar with it all, but I am very focused and will make sure I get it right. I can’t believe my Dakar dream is about to come true!”

Vehicle

BEDESCHI-BOTTALLO

TOYOTA BJ 71
BEDESCHI-BOTTALLO

  • TOYOTA
  • BJ 71
  • Paolo e ZC4x4
  • Tecnosport-italy
  • Classic Auto (intermediate average) 87-96

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