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From the moment Richard de Groot presented his ‘fire truck’ last year he was cheered for and supported by firemen from all over the world. At the start in Paraguay local fire brigades came to give De Groot and his fellow firemen a grand reception. The team didn’t only enter with a lookalike firetruck, on top of that they did it without any assistance, like a malle-moto but with a truck. It seemed impossible, but guess what: they made it! For this year De Groot does have an assistance crew, of course also firemen.
R.D.G.: “Bringing an assistance truck saves us about 2000 kilos in the race truck. Last year we had to take everything ourselves, from spare parts to our toothbrushes. We had to do everything ourselves, also the maintenance of the truck in the bivouac at night. It was an amazing adventure, but I’m glad we have a service crew with us now. Saves us a lot of sleep and of course weight, making it easier to drive. The support we got from firemen from all over the world was and still is heartwarming. They made us really feel heroes and we are obliged to return the honour by making it to the finish.”
FIREMEN DAKAR TEAM
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