Terence Marsh wins the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race and his entry for the Dakar
July 4 th 2018 - 15:36
At the conclusion of a grueling three-day race and 1,000kms, the Red-Lined Motorsport crew of Terence Marsh and co-driver Riaan Greyling won the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, which was held from 22 to 24 June in Botswana’s Jwaneng mining region. In addition to moving into second place in the FIA standings, Terence Marsh has won his entry for the Dakar next January in Peru.
“We never had to get out of the car”, declared a thrilled Marsh after crossing the finish line. “We were enormously surprised how well the tyres worked and we are delighted to have won the Road to Dakar.”
Aboard their BF Goodrich sponsored Nissan Navara, Marsh and Greyling put in an error-free race. They faced stiff competition from four other teams among which was three-time winner of the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, Shameer Variawa and his co-driver Zaheer Bodhyana. They spent most of the race at the top of the order and were initially assured of first place. However, the interior of their new car caught fire 6km from the finish line and the crew saw their hopes of winning the “Road to Dakar” go up in flames.