(nld) 1.88m / 84kg


squash, golf, special cars


The Blue Butcher, Kroon Oil, Heisterkamp, Fried van de Laar, Welte Transport

2020: 25th (with Delaunay)
2019: 25th (with Scholtalbers)
2017: 14th (with Rosegaar)
2016: 13th (2nd in stage 9; with Rosegaar)
2015: 4th (with Rosegaar)
2014: 27th (with Rosegaar)
2013: Ab. Stage 6 (with Wams)
2012: 16th (with Scholtalbers)
2011: 11th (with Scholtalbers)
2010: 46th (with Verhoef)
2009: Ab. Stage 11 (with Wams)

2020: Andalucia Rally
2019: Rallye du Maroc (32nd), Silk Way Rally (10th), Morocco Desert Challenge (ab stage 6)
2018: Qatar Cross Country Rally (9th), Baja Aragon (6th), Rally du Maroc (21st)
2017: Int. Baja Dubai (22nd), Qatar Cross Country Rally (6th)
2016: OiLibya rally du Maroc (ab), Baja Poland (5th), Hungarian Baja (ab), ELE Rally Holland (1st)
2015: Baja Russia Northern Forest (5th), Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (2nd), Qatar Sealine Rally, Pharaons Rally (7th), Baja Poland (12th), Baja Aragon (6th), OiLibya du Maroc (12th)
2014: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (6th), Egypt Rally (3rd), Morocco Rally (3rd), Baja Spain
2013: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
2012: Morocco Rally, Dutch rally championship, Baja Espana
2010: Dutch rally champion


“I’ve really missed driving”

The most successful Dutch driver in the Dakar history in terms of the final standings in the car category (4th in 2015) had an eventful year. Shortly after the Dakar 2020 his father in law, close friend and former Dakar competitor Fried van de Laar deceased. Van Loon and his fiancée Anja got married not long after the funeral. Just a few weeks later Covid 19 hit the Netherlands, and also Van Loon’s meat companies were struck. Big regular customers like airline catering and restaurants for example had to close. Van Loon had an interesting program to prepare for the Dakar 2021, but due to the pandemic he and his codriver Sébastien Delauny could only compete in Andalucia Rally and Saudi Baja.

EvL: “It has been a tough year for business and for my family. On top of that we had to cancel most of our rally program and I have to say I really missed it. Instead of that I have been working out on a daily basis with a personal trainer. The first time back onboard the Toyota was in Andalucia Rally and despite the result (Van Loon endured mechanical problems on the penultimate day) not being good, I really enjoyed driving. I’m not used to being at home that long and that often, but it was good to spend time with the family, especially now. It will be the first Dakar without Fried and therefor it will be quite special, but I do look forward to the event. Last year we had one bad day, and another one as a result of collateral damage. Hopefully this time we can have a rally without major problems and enjoy the driving.”



  • Marque : TOYOTA
  • Préparateur : Overdrive
  • Assistance : Overdrive / Van Loon Racing
  • Classe : T1.1 4x4 TT modifiés essence

Classement 2021

Scratch Étape Général
0 23 23 23
1 62 62 61
2 50 50 56
3 14 14 52
4 12 12 50
5 35 35 46
6 - - -
7 - - -
8 - - -
9 - - -
10 - - -
11 - - -
12 - - -


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