Isidre Esteve will take on his fourth consecutive Dakar rally with Repsol The driver from Lleida and the Spanish energy company have reached a renewal agreement to take on the world’s most challenging race together. This first-ever Dakar in Saudi Arabia will kick off in January 2020.
‘This renewal with Repsol is tremendous news and, honestly, I feel privileged to wear their colours at Dakar for a fourth consecutive year, the third as the main sponsor. I have enormous appreciation for this project, which will let us continue to work as a competitive team to achieve inspiring results in this new edition, which is going to be marked by some important changes, mostly in terms of the scenario’, swore a satisfied Isidre Esteve.
For Repsol, it’s a source of satisfaction to be able to work with Isidre in pursuit of the values he represents and which he shares with the Company. Not to mention that these top-level competitions are a magnificent test bench for its products.
In the two previous editions of the Dakar, the Repsol Rally Team has carved out a spot in the 21st overall position. That’s an impressive result that Isidre achieved in his all-terrain vehicle with adapted controls integrated into the steering wheel by Guidosimplex and thanks to the always-effective Nubolo smart cushion. This technology lets the Oliana native compete on the same level as his rivals, despite his spinal injury.
AT the Dakar 2020, Esteve and his co-pilot, Txema Villalobos will work to maintain their place in the general ranking and claim a place for themselves at the top of the T1.2 category (4X4 modified all-terrain diesel vehicles) — though taking on a totally unknown route won’t be easy. To prepare for this challenge, the Repsol Rally Team will spend the next few months at various tests in France, Spain, and Morocco with the BV6 prototype by Sodicars racing. ‘I’m already counting down the days until I can get in the car to try out the mechanical novelties we’re debuting this year’, Isidre Esteve said..
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