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Meet the Land Cruiser Toyota Auto Body team

Rallying in the T2 category for more than 25 years
Following a one-two finish in the 2022 Dakar Rally and an unprecedented ninth consecutive victory in the production car category, the TLC Auto Body team's goal is to toughen the Land Cruiser in extreme environments to make it even tougher.

Team 1, Car 242

Akira Miura (Japan), Driver

Career Highlights
Dakar Rally T2 category Winner (2007, 2009 and 2018) and 2nd (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2020), Andalucia Rally T2 category Winner (2020).

Laurent Lichtleuchter (France), Navigator

Career Highlights
Dakar  Rally  T2  category  Winner  (2016)  and  2nd  (2018,  2019  and  2020), Andalucia Rally T2 category Winner (2020).

Team 2, Car 245

Ronald Basso (France), Driver

Career Highlights
Multiple Dakar Rally participations (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Andalucia Rally T2 category 2nd (2020).

Jean Michel Polato (France), Navigator

Career Highlights
Multiple Dakar Rally participations (2001, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019, 2020).