The experienced Mathias Behringer returns to the Dakar for an eighth time in 2019, once again driving a fast assistance truck for South Racing. The German is joined by his usual navigator Stefan Henken, while South Africa's Sean Berriman takes the place of experienced Portuguese mechanic Marco Moreiras, who has been helping Petter Solberg in the FIA World Rallycross Championship this year. The trio will have a busy time of it in their MAN SX as they keep an eye on several cars and up to 10 SxS vehicles flying the South Racing banner. Behringer got his first taste of the Dakar as an assistance truck mechanic with Dutchman Geert Verhoeven in 2007, and returned at the wheel of a MAN TGS in 2009 as the rally switched to South America. Though he has never raced competitively (despite once coming close in a car) the 45-year-old has managed three top-15 finishes, even coming 10th in 2011! Away from rally raid he is a keen football fan, and is hoping to see his beloved Borussia Dortmund finally topple Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga this season.
M.B.: “It hasn't been too stressful getting ready for this year's rally, unlike the last two years. I certainly enjoy being an assistance driver on the Dakar, although I don't necessarily agree with all of the rules. I like Peru and I like the sand. Lots of guys had a lot of problems in the dunes last year.”
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