N°511 Camion RIWALD DAKAR TEAM

GERT HUZINK

(nld)

Sponsors

Riwald, Eurol, JaBe, Sea Vsat, Holland Casino, Renault Trucks

2020: 24th
2019: ab stage 5
2018: 7th
2017: Ab. Stage 2
2016: Ab. Stage 12 (truck)
2015: 25th (truck)
2014: Ab. Stage 3 (car)
2013: Ab. Stage 10 (car)
2012: Ab. Stage 10 (car)

2018: Morocco Desert Challenge
2017: Morocco Desert Challenge, Silk Way Rally
2016: OiLibya Morocco Rally (1st)
2015: Libya Rally (1st), Baja Aragon (12th), Baja Poland (ab)
2014: Morocco rally (15th)

Interview

“Hybrid technology is the future”

The Riwald Dakar Team, together with the Czech partner MKR Technology, worked hard for months on the development of their unique concept: a hybrid off-road truck. In an era in which the environment has become a major global issue, the focus in the truck was on hybrid technology. The Renault Trucks C460 Hybrid Edition did have some teething problems in Dakar 2020, but since than many improvements have been made and tested in France, Poland and at home in The Netherlands. Together with his brother Ewald, Gert Huzink is running a scrap recycling company, Riwald. As the main sponsor of the Riwald Dakar Team, the Dutch company is at the cradle of this spectacular and structural change in rally sport.

Gert Huzink: “We knew that it was not going to be easy to drive a hybrid truck and make it 100% Dakar proof. We learned a lot last Dakar. At times it went very well, at times less. This was mainly because the engine was stronger than some of the driving parts. We have changed a lot and have been able to test it extensively. Improvements that have all held up well. I am glad we took this path two years ago. Energy transition and hybrid technology have a future, and matches the environmental standards what Riwald stands for. It is a pity that a number of Dutch teams are not there, but there is enough competition for the top ten. If we can get a little closer to the top, it should be a beautiful Dakar.”

Véhicule

RIWALD DAKAR TEAM

  • Marque : RENAULT
  • Modèle : C460 HYBRID EDITION
  • Préparateur : MKR
  • Assistance : Riwald Dakar
  • Classe : T5.2 Camions modifiés

Classement 2021

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