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Meet the TGR Dakar Rally team

Testing Toyota Hilux in the world’s toughest and harshest rally since 2012
The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Dakar Rally team has finished in the top ten every year since their debut in the T1 class, taking the spotlight in 2019 and 2022 with overall victories.

Team 1, Car 201

Nasser Al-Attiyah (Qatar), Driver

Career Highlights
Dakar Rally Winner (2011, 2015, 2019, 2022) and runner-up in 2021, FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies Winner (2008, 2015, 2016, 2017).

Mathieu Baumel (France), Navigator

Career Highlights
Dakar Rally Winner (2015, 2019, 2022) and runner-up in 2021, FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies Winner (2015, 2016, 2017).

Team 2, Car 207

Giniel de Villiers (South Africa), Driver

Career Highlights
Dakar Rally Winner (2009), Rally of Morocco Winner (2003, 2006, 2007, 2019).

Dennis Murphy (South Africa), Navigator

Career Highlights
South African Cross-Country Navigator Champion (2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)

Team 3, Car 225

Henk Lategan (South Africa), Driver

Career Highlights
South African Cross-Country Champion (2019, 2020).

Brett Cummings (South Africa), Navigator

Career Highlights
South  African Cross-Country  Navigator  Champion  (2019,  2020), 3rd  in  Malle Moto, Dakar 2014.

Team 4, Car 233

Shameer Variwa (South Africa), Driver

Career Highlights
South African Off-Road Champion (2000).

Danie Stassen (South Africa), Navigator

Career Highlights
South African Cross-Country Navigator Champion (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016).