|SA-Dakar 2011: Further news from the first Volkswagen Amarok in T2 Class.|
Marathonrally.com reported last week - now we have more informations. After several months of hard preparation and 3000 km intensive off road test, the first T2 pickup Volkswagen Amarok is ready to start the next Rally Dakar 2011.
The Argentineans pilots, Gabriel Piñón and Javier Dobalo, are very Conform with the performance achieved by the car, entirely developed by "Baratec" (a WRC factory provider), near Cordoba city, in Argentina.
"As standard issue, the Amarok has designed-by advantages from his competitors, such as the superior width, the bi-turbo and the factory 100% lock differential, assets very useful in a Dakar Rally", Gabriel Piñón said.
Competiting in the category T2 production vehicles (FIA homologation since 07/2010), the new product of Volkswagen must play a hard round, considerating its growing number of fans, in order to equate the results of competing vehicles that already have years of experience in this test.
"We orient our training both in the driving as in the navigation skills, making a special emphasis in this part because for the next edition the interpretation of road book and land-reading will take precedence over the use of the basic GPS", Javier Dobalo dixit.
This historic first-run Amarok will compete next to another similar car, belonging to a tripulation of Mendoza, currently in production, with whom it is already working to consolidate the "race strategy" to address the harder rally of the world.
Both Amaroks will be within the structure of Chiara Rally Team, with a 6x6 truck in support and its mechanical expertise of the mark. Companies such as DIMA Vial and ARGENPRINT already confirmed their partnership for the consolidated drafts comply with all the way.
2010/10/19 | 21:09 CET | EDITOR: MR/HS/TRIFINS