It certainly didn’t go by itself, but Tim and Tom Coronel can check off the Dakar Rally 2023. Because of the heap of penalty time they received after the somersault in stage 7, the standings were of no meaning anymore but as far as the brothers are concerned, this Dakar counts double. “This Dakar was tougher than in years.”
Tim en Tom Coronel finished every day. Unfortunately, they had to be towed on public roads on three wheels, which turned out to be against regulations. They got so much penalty time for this, that they dropped to the bottom of the ranking. “We were around 15th place and the two days of misery we had after the rollover might have cost us time, but we were never in any major trouble and the car performed well.” When you are out of the competition, you just go for the finish,” said Tom. “The fact that we have achieved this is a great milestone. The last days were also super beautiful, with very special landscapes.
MPM congratulates Tim and Tom on completing the Dakar Rally and is already looking forward to the next Rally adventure.