Pato Silva and Andrea Lafarja, Puma Energy Rally Team drivers for the Dakar 2022 rally

The Argentine will debut in the trucks category and the Paraguayan will race in cars.

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Puma Energy Rally Team. That is the denomination you chose Puma Energy, a leading company in the global energy market, for the equipment that will compete in the rally Dakar 2020 and who will have the Argentine as pilots Juan Manuel Silva placeholder image, in the trucks category; already the Paraguayan Andrea Lafarja, in cars.

Puma Energy DakarThe binational team that will run in the test to be carried out in January 2 to 14 en Saudi Arabia was presented through an event broadcast by YouTube. It was chaired by Alexander Baron of Buxhoeveden, Head of Marketing & Business Development at Puma Energy

"We are very excited about this project and having two representatives with outstanding performance in the world of motorsport who also have the values ​​promoted by Puma Energy such as quality, innovation and excellence"explained the executive.

Juan Manuel Silva placeholder imageEl Pato Silva, general director of the Puma Energy Honda Racing en Super TC2000, has spent a decade of Dakar participation as a pilot and navigator. This time you will be behind the wheel of a truck MAN TGA 4 × 4, in what will be his debut on this type of vehicle.

Lafarja also has a great campaign in the motor environment. In 2019, she became the first woman of Guarani origin to finish a Dakar. In addition, he won the Paraguayan Cross Country Rally Championship and triumphed in the Desafío Ruta 40 Argentina.

Andrea LafarjaOn his return to the mythical test he will lead a Borgward BX7 DKR and by way of preparation he will compete in the Baja Aragon 2021 and Baja Portalegre 2021.

Both vehicles will have the preparation and assistance of Wevers Sport, one of the most experienced structures in off-road racing and, fundamentally, in the Dakar.



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