Entry List For The Cars In The 2013 Dakar Rally

The entry lists for the 2013 Dakar Rally have been released.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I had read that Robby Gordon might not be competing this year and the entry list seems to verify that rumor.  Neither Robby Gordon nor one of his Hummers is on the entry list.  I have included the top 20 car entries or so in the following list.

December 6, 2013 Update:  Late on December 5, it was announced that Robby Gordon will be entering the 2013 Dakar Rally with his Hummer afterall!  See my post with more details on his entry dated December 6, 2013 on this website.

2013 Dakar plaque

Some Major 2013 Dakar Rally Entries In The Car Class

Name Mark
300
  •   AL-ATTIYAH   NASSER (QAT)
  •   CRUZ   LUCAS
BUGGY
301
  •   DE VILLIERS GINIEL (ZAF)
  •   VON   ZITZEWITZ DIRK
TOYOTA
302
  •   PETERHANSEL   STEPHANE (FRA)
  •   COTTRET   JEAN PAUL
MINI
303
  •   SAINZ   CARLOS (ESP)
  •   GOTTSCHALK   TIMO
BUGGY
304
  •   TEN BRINK BERNHARD (NLD)
  •   BAUMEL MATTHIEU
HRX
305
  •   ROMA   NANI (ESP)
  •   PERIN   MICHEL
MINI
306
  •   ALVAREZ   LUCIO (ARG)
  •   GRAUE   RONNIE
TOYOTA
307
  •   NOVITSKIY   LEONID (RUS)
  •   ZHILTSOV   KONSTANTIN
MINI
308
  •   SOUSA   CARLOS (POR)
  •   RAMALHO   MIGUEL
GREAT WALL
309
  •   CHICHERIT   GUERLAIN (FRA)
  •   GARCIN   JEAN-PIERRE
BUGGY
310
  •   HOLOWCZYC   KRZYSZTOF (POL)
  •   PALMEIRO   FILIPE
MINI
311
  •   SPINELLI GUILHERME (BRA)
  •   HADDAD YOUSSEF
MITSUBISHI
312
  •   VOS DUNCAN (ZAF)
  •   HOWIE ROBERT
TOYOTA
313
  •   TERRANOVA   ORLANDO (ARG)
  •   FIUZA   PAULO
BMW
314
  •   GARAFULIC   BORIS (CHL)
  •   PICARD   GILLES
MINI
316
  •   CHABOT   RONAN (FRA)
  •   PILLOT   GILLES
SMG
317
  •   KAHLE MATTIAS(DEU)
  •   SCHUENEMANN DR. THOMAS MICHAEL
SAM-MERCEDES
318
  •   LAVIEILLE   CHRISTIAN (FRA)
  •   POLATO   JEAN MICHEL
PROTO DESSOUDE
319
  •   VIGOUROUX   ERIC (FRA)
  •   BRUCY   JEAN
CHEVROLET
320
  •   DELAHAYE REGIS (FRA)
  •   WINOCQ ALEXANDRE
BUGGY MD RALLYE
353
  •   BENSADOUN DAVID (CAN)
  •   PAUL ROUND
RALLYRAID UK

No doubt some other teams will make it into the top 20, but the entire entry list for cars includes about 150 cars and I did not want to include the entire 2013 entry list in this post.

It should be interesting to see Nasser Al-Attiyah and Carlos Sainz battle it out again.  Devilliers, Peterhansel, and Roma will all be hard to beat.

It’s good to see that Mini is providing a good solid team for the Dakar.  The Toyota Team is always tough.  I think that the BMW driven by Orlando Terranova will there should the top tier teams stumble.

Despite the interest in the past in the United States and Canada caused by Robby Gordon’s entry, there is only one North American entry in the car division.  That single entry is by Canadian David Bensadoun with Paul Round as the co-driver/navigator.  I hope that they do well.  In the Dakar Rally doing well is defined by finishing.

The Dakar Rally will get underway on January 5, 2013.  I’ll have more information on the Dakar in the following month.

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