N°531 Camion PETRONAS TEAM DE ROOY IVECO

MICHIEL BECX

(nld)

Sponsors

De Rooy, Iveco, Petronas, Becx Rental, Expandable.nl

2019: ab stage 4 (car)

2018: Morocco Desert Challenge (7th, 1 stage win)
2016: Morocco Desert Challenge (1st ssv, 3rd overall), Rally du Maroc (ab, truck)
2015: Dutch national rally championship (6th), Belgium national rally championship (15th)
33 starts in Dutch and Belgium national championships

Interview

“Perfectly happy with my role as backup driver”

Last year Michiel Becx and Edwin Kuijpers debuted in the Dakar with a car, the MitJet. Unfortunately they didn’t make it to the finish and came to the conclusion that the car needed more development. That was one reason not to go to the Dakar this year with the same car. Instead Becx has joined Team De Rooy as a backup driver with an Iveco Trakker to support his teammates Vick Versteijnen and Janus van Kasteren who will be fighting for a top result with the Powerstars.

M.B.: “We had more or less decided not to go to the Dakar when I had a coffee with Team De Rooy. They told me they would leave one of their trucks at home and I thought that was a real shame. So I joined the team to drive that truck. It’s my first Dakar in a truck, but in my company we have been manufacturing and renting expandable trucks for quite a while, so trucks are not new to me. It is closer to what I have been doing in daily life than driving the car in the Dakar. I’m perfectly happy with my role as a backup driver for my team mates, who are faster and more experienced than I am. Co-pilot Edwin Kuijpers is not only a good navigator, he is also a good mechanic. And Bernard der Kinderen is probably the most experienced mechanic in the Dakar. He knows the trucks inside-out.”

Véhicule

PETRONAS TEAM DE ROOY IVECO

  • Marque : IVECO
  • Modèle : POWER STAR
  • Préparateur : Team De Rooy Iveco
  • Assistance : Team De Rooy Iveco
  • Classe : T4.2 Camions modifiés

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