N°459 SSV TEAM ATS

ANDRÉ THEWESSEN

(nld)

Sponsors

ABOS Ultimate Vending, Prins Technics, FujiAirconditioners, QFF Eersel / QFF Racing, ATSkoudetechniek, Ricoh Document Center Zuid, RPO Rebema, Rass Banden & Autoservice Geleen, Soons Interieurbouw BV, Koninklijke Oosterberg, Vranken B.V. Dichtingsproducten, Salco bedrijfsdeuren, Metis Notarissen

Interview

“Starting in the Dakar yourself is the ultimate feeling”

André Thewessen will be at the start of the Dakar rally with his navigator Stijn Bastings in Saudi Arabia for the very first time. For the two men it is already a challenge to finish the Dakar. Thewessen visited the rally a few years ago as a tourist. At the time, the race was still held in South America. He became more and more enthusiastic about the rally and wanted to experience the adventure himself as a participant. And there they are! They had prepared well for the rally. For the past few months, you could find André Thewessen in the gym several times a week. In preparation for the Dakar, they drove a rally in Tunisia and the Baja Portalegre. Stijn Bastings will make his debut as a navigator in the Dakar rally sitting next to Thewessen. Both men are excited to be part of the big adventure.

A.T.: “In the end, it was my wife gave the decisive push to make my dream come through. Three years ago, we had a very rough time; our home and family business burned to the ground. It demanded a lot from the whole family to rebuild the house and the company. My wife Marion made me see I had to do something I really wanted to do, and now I’m participating in the toughest rally in the world!”

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Classement 2022

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