|SA-Dakar 2011: South Africa´s A. Taylor and Juan Mohr with Overdrive truck.|
Nissan Navara’s built in South Africa will form the backbone of the Belgian-based Team Overdrive which will again have a strong South African flavour (see report last week). South Africa´s Team Castrol Toyota factory driver Anthony Taylor and former champion Juan Mohr will drive the support truck for Team Overdrive.
The Team Overdrive technical crew will also have strong South African connections and includes a number of technicians and engineers who regularly do duty in the Absa Off Road Championship. Among them will be Rudi Balzer who co-drives for Mark Corbett in the Century Racing team and Regent Racing crew chief Graham Thornton.
"The Dakar is one of the world’s great motorsport races and for all the South Africans on this year’s event it is going to be an epic adventure," said Taylor.
"I would love to drive in the main race but until that happens I am more than happy to drive the support truck for a well organised team like Overdrive. Juan and I are looking forward to what is going to be an unforgettable experience. Hopefully Team Overdrive and the other South Africans will pick up good results."
Taylor will go to South America full of confidence. He and co-driver Robin Houghton won the recent RFS Magalies 400, the final round of the 2010 Absa Off Road Championship, and a week later Taylor wrapped up the Bridgestone Production Car Championship.
2010/12/14 | 14:17 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/FORTUNE