Iveco and FPT Industrial en route to Dakar 2013 11 December 2012

Iveco and FPT Industrial are once again sponsoring Team De Rooy, from the Netherlands, at Dakar 2013 – continuing the partnership that proved successful in 2012.

The duo are supplying the team with vehicles, engines and spare parts, which have now embarked via cargo ship. The journey to South America will take 21 days, crossing the Atlantic Ocean and passing through the Panama Canal.

The race sets off on 5 January 2013 from Lima, Peru, and ends on 20 January in Santiago, Chile, crossing through Argentina.

The Petronas De Rooy Iveco Team intends to compete at Dakar 2013 with two 4x4 New Trakkers (Evolution 3), two 4x4 New Trakkers (Evolution 2) and one Iveco Powerstar – a vehicle produced and sold by Iveco in Australia.

All the commercial vehicles are equipped with FPT Industrial's Cursor 13 engines, which generate up to 840bhp.

John Challen

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