Race2Recovery, The Only Disabled Rally-Raid Team In The World Is Set For 2014 Dakar Rally

Race2Recovery, The Only Disabled Rally-Raid Team In The World Is Set For 2014 Dakar Rally

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
06 Dec 2013

The scrutineering event gives fans and competitors alike an early indication of the sheer size and logistical challenge of running the Dakar. Hundreds of competitors from all over the world gathered to scrutineer bikes, trucks and cars in the various race classes.

This year's race will begin on January 5, 2014, starting from Rosario in Argentina, and will enter Bolivia for the first time by crossing the Andes and will conclude 14 days later in Valparaiso in Chile.

The Race2Recovery team set-off in the dead of night driving all its road-registered vehicles to Portsmouth overnighting on the cross-channel ferry to Caen, France. The following day, an hour's drive ensued to Le Havre which saw the giant race trucks and agile Wildcats mix with local traffic attracting much supportive attention en route.

Pav Taylor, Team Manager, who was struck by an IED in Afghanistan said, "I'm delighted and relieved that the cars have successfully passed through scrutineering. We used the drive from Caen to Le Havre as a short shakedown exercise and made some minor adjustments on the way."

The two Discovery vehicles, provided by Land Rover as part of its sponsorship package, will support Race2Recovery along the assistance route and will provide vital support to the team throughout the 14 day epic journey. Excellent on and off-road capability is absolutely essential to the team's success. The vehicles carry front-mounted winches, roof racks and will run on standard all-terrain tires. Land Rover's Terrain Response will be used in difficult situations to aid the team to deal with the various demanding landscapes synonymous with the Dakar.

Credits: Oneshift News Team

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