Dacia joins Dakar starting from 2025!

For the first time as a manufacturer, Dacia will participate in the World Rally-Raid Championship. Consisting of experienced drivers Sébastien LoebCristina Gutierrez Herrero, and Nasser Al-Attiyah, three teams will join the adventure.
Commitment at the heart of the brand's DNA
Denis LE VOT, CEO of Dacia
"Dacia and Dakar are a perfect match! Not only is this a test of Dacia's true robustness, it is a showing of our commitment to low-carbon mobility. We are very excited to take part in Dakar with synthetic fuel technology. Dacia, alongside the best team and drivers in the game, are serious contenders for the rally."


Performance-oriented racing machine with low environment impact

Sandrider will explore low-carbon energy solutions, such as synthetic fuels, and new technical features to adapt to the needs and performance of the drivers.
Reinforced lightweight steel tube chassis, carbon body parts, and 4x4 transmission with increased front weight distribution for improved traction.
Enhanced visibility thanks to a short and plunging hood design and anti-glare paint on the upper part of the dashboard.
Optimized aerodynamics, weight reduction, thermo management, and low-carbon synthetic fuel produced by Aramco.

The Dacia Sandrider

A team for the win

Led by iconic and successful drivers, 3 teams will compete under Dacia’s liveries.
Dacia x Dakar pilotes
Cristina Gutierrez Herrero
32 years-old Spanish rally driver, Cristina is one of the leading female figures in the world of off-road rallying. 
She won the T3 category in the Rally-Raid World Cup in 2021 and has participated in the Dakar Rally eight times since 2017. 

Cristina's co-driver will be Pablo Moreno Huete.
Dacia x Dakar pilotes
Sébastien Loeb
French rally driver aged 49, Sébastien won the World Rally Championship 9 times consecutively from 2004 to 2012. 
He is the most successful driver in motorsport history and often considered the greatest rally driver of all time. 

Sébastien has been participating in the Dakar since 2016 and will be partnered with co-driver Fabian Lurquin.
Dacia x Dakar pilotes
Nasser Al-Attiyah
5 time winner of the Cross-Country Rally World Cup and double winner of the Rally-Raid World Championship, among other achievements, the 53-year-old Qatari boasts an impressive record. 
A true legend of the Dakar, he has clinched victory in this iconic event five times in 2011, 2015, 2019, 2022, and 2023.

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