Isidre Esteve is headed back to adventure in the 2021 Dakar with his most competitive vehicle yet. The Repsol Rally Team champ will be behind the wheel of the same car he debuted in the Andalucía Rally, the Toyota Hilux Overdrive.
It marks his best overall result in an international rally since he started racing cars, after finishing ninth in Morocco two years ago.
I’m really pleased that I got to enjoy the start of this new era in Saudi Arabia, a country that offers incredible sporting possibilities.
The Repsol Rally Team driver had to step down due to an issue with his BV6’s turbo. The driver from Lérida tried to continue, even being towed by an assistance truck, but withdrew from the rally after having gone through “a true odyssey”.
The Repsol Rally Team driver joked around in a video about how he is unable to help when his car is stuck on a dune.
The Repsol Rally Team driver performed very well on the Saudi Arabian sands and reached the rest stage full of confidence.
An incident with camel grass and alternator failure hold the Repsol Rally Team driver back more than two hours and place him 36th overall.
The Repsol Rally Team driver did well on the toughest day of the 2020 Dakar so far, and he is now the third-best Spaniard in the car category.
The Repsol Rally Team driver is in 34th place on the leader board and has climbed up to 30th in the general ranking.
Repsol Rally Team driver finishes the day in 34th place and gets closer to the overall top 30 at Dakar 2020.