N°909 Classic R TEAM


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2022: Classic, 35th

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“Giannecchini moves into the driving seat”

Marco Giannecchini finished 35th overall as car navigator at last year’s Dakar Classic, but always yearned to participate in the truck category, as a driver. It’s an ambition that will be fulfilled when the 55-year-old takes command of an Iveco Eurocargo for 2023. Gianecchini first started racing in 1987 as a co-driver, a position he returned to when -after a break- his passion for motorsport was reignited by local rallies. International events followed and finally a Dakar debut in 2022. Now he moves not only to a new category, but into the driving seat. Gianecchini will be assisted by co-driver Francesco Proietti -who has honed his skills as a rally navigator in Turkey, Greece and Romania- plus experienced mechanic Luca Macrini.

M.G.: “I have always had a fascination with the longest and most difficult race in the world. I am very happy to drive such an important truck for the team. Providing quick assistance and support means we have to reach the finish. It's not just a personal goal, but a responsibility to the team. A simple thing can suddenly become complicated on the Dakar, so preparation will be vital.”

F.P.: “It's my first time, so I hope to have fun. We’ll be assistance and so don't have any big ambitions as far as results. The important thing is to gain experience. I’ve done several rally competitions but have always wanted to be in the Dakar and I’ll make the most of this special opportunity.”

L.M.: “Last year we didn’t have any major problems, it was a ‘light’ race and we did it smoothly. I hope this year will be more challenging in terms of the course and obstacles. We’ve prepared well, with many parts restored and replaced, so we are confident.”




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