N°525 Camiones FIREMEN DAKAR TEAM

RICHARD DE GROOT

(nld)

Aficiones

Rally, enduro, motorbikes

Sponsors

Kenbri Firefighting, Holmatro, JB Trading, H2K

2020: 13th
2019: 14th (truck, driver)
2018: ab stage 6 (truck, driver)
2017: 34th (truck, driver)
2016: 34th (truck, navigator with Wigman)
2015: ab stage 1 (bike)
2014: 66th (bike)
2013: 98th (bike)
2011: 76th (bike)
2010: 41st (bike)
2009: 106th (bike)
2007: 117th (bike)
2006: 75th (bike)

Interview

“To go fast like the fire brigade”

They are just a small Dutch team but the Firemen Dakar Team is known all over the world. And for sure they will gain a lot of attention in 2021, with their new truck: an Iveco Powerstar in the well-known colours of the Dutch fire brigade. Richard de Groot will enter the Dakar with this truck that has been in the hands of Gerard de Rooy himself and was prepared and built by Team De Rooy. Inside the cabin there is a new face as well: navigator Mark Laan, new to the Dakar but an experienced rally navigator and of course a fireman.

Richard de Groot: “When you buy a truck like this, that has proven its quality in the Dakar over the years, it shows the ambitions are high. We have bought this wonderful truck with a 3 to 5 years project in mind. The Iveco Powerstar is capable of top 5 results, but that doesn’t mean we as a team are - yet. Despite the truck, we are not Team De Rooy, but a group of voluntary firemen. Finishing is and remains our main goal, but I can’t deny our aim is higher than in previous years. Last year we stopped a lot to help other teams, but this year, with this truck, the focus is more on the competition and achieving a good result. Our motto is ‘to go fast like the fire brigade’ and with the Iveco we will be even faster. Top 10 should be possible, but not at all cost.”

Vehículo

FIREMEN DAKAR TEAM

  • Marca : IVECO
  • Modelo : MAGIRUS 4X4 DRNL
  • Preparador : Team De Rooy Iveco
  • Asistencia : Firemen Dakar Team
  • Clase : T5.1 Camiones de serie

Clasificación 2021

Scratch Etapa General
0 18 18 18
1 14 14 14
2 19 19 16
3 28 28 -
4 27 27 -
5 29 29 -
6 - - -
7 - - -
8 - - -
9 - - -
10 - - -
11 - - -
12 - - -

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