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Dakar rally


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Have not ever heard about Defenders... Land Rovers... in the Dakar rally.

Is it a Land Rover policy not to participate?

If there have been cases when there were LandRovers, it seems their performance was not acknowledged, or was it?
Ok it is history buth Land-Rovers have all ready been there it's more a race for the SUV now a day's not for LR
We know what we drive from 1948:D
1979 RangeRover 1e
1981 RangeRover 1e
1983 RangeRover 3e
1984 RR 2e
1987 RR 2e
1988 RR 3e
IIRC four land rovers entered this year, two polish teams and two portuguese teams (one actually Portuguese/Spanish).

In the end, of the four, one polish team and one portuguese team finished. The other two had to withdraw. Look here and here for standings and withdrawals.

I was on the JE website recently. They supplied the tuning for these guys with a bowler....defender chassis right?...well, nearly


"Update. Day 15 . Well, they made it! What of the Bowler/JE entrants? Pride of place must go to father and son privateers, Dominique and Nicolas Gibon in 18th place overall and incredibly, 5th IN CLASS WITH ONLY THE FOUR WORKS MITSUBISHIS IN FRONT OF THEM Great to remember they were blasting down Siskin Drive recently; now they are in Dakar after 8000 (yes, eight thousand!) kilometres of the most car (and crew) punishing motorsport on the planet. " :p
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