Toyota Gazoo Racing have showed that two-time Method 1 Global Champion Fernando Alonso will compete in subsequent yr’s working of the well-known Dakar Rally.
Alonso joins Toyota’s four-car line-up for the off-road staying power tournament, which is about to happen in Saudi Arabia for the primary time subsequent January.
Along Alonso and his navigator Marc Coma are Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel; Giniel de Villiers and Alex Haro; Bernhard Ten Brinke and Tom Colsoul.
The Eastern producer has been competing within the Dakar Rally since 2012 and completed its first total victory previous this yr with Nasser and Mathieu.
Alonso has been interested by an intense coaching programme forward of the development which has observed the Spaniard participating in a lot of nationwide rallies.
It comes as Alonso makes an attempt to take a look at his hand at a couple of disciplines following his retirement from F1 and it is his first main tournament since quitting the Global Staying power Championship, the place he received the name and Le Mans with Toyota.
Alonso could also be anticipated to go into subsequent yr’s Indianapolis 500 with McLaren following a disastrous effort this yr, which noticed him fail to qualify.
The 2020 Dakar Rally will likely be contested only in Saudi Arabia for the primary time, with the rally beginning on January 5, 2020 within the western town of Jeddah. The course will head north, prior to turning south-east to the capital town of Riyadh the place crews will benefit from the conventional tournament leisure day.
The second one part of the 2020 Dakar Rally traverses thru Rub’ al Khali, often referred to as the “Empty Quarter”, the arena’s biggest contiguous sand barren region, prior to completing within the town of Al-Qiddiya on January 17.
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