Toyota Gazoo Racing completes rally-raid testing

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Toyota Gazoo Racing has successfully completed three days of intensive rally-raid testing in the Namibian desert. The team completed nearly 1,000km (620 miles) with the 2019 Dakar-winning Toyota Hilux.

Reigning WEC champion Fernando Alonso was behind the wheel ahead of a potential entry in the 2020 Dakar Rally. Alonso has previously tested with Toyota Gazoo Racing in South Africa.

Alonso said, “I’m very happy with my progress after this week’s test and am starting to understand driving in the dunes a lot more.

“Thanks to the tuition by Glyn and Giniel, we made good progress. My mindset right now is to approach the preparation as an adventure and try to improve step-by-step every time I jump in the car.”

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