Rubens Barrichello with the Dakar rally in his sights?

He did a test day with a Toyota Hilux and could participate this year in a date for the Cross Country World Championship.

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After debuting in the Cross Country in 2020 through his participation in the Sertões Rally, The Brazilian Rubens Barrichello he had a new contact with the all-terrain. And, as reported Brand, was so excited that he could run in the Dakar rally at short notice.

Barrichello, runner-up of F1 in 2002 and 2004 and winner of eleven Grand Prix de la Máxima, he participated in a test session organized by the Brazilian team X Rally Team.

Rubens BarrichelloThis team has the advice of Overdrive, which officially represents Toyota in the Dakar and in other tests of the specialty.

Rubinho was very enthusiastic about the experience, which allowed him to fully accelerate to a Toyota Hilux, a very different vehicle from the UTV Can-Am that he used in his participation in the Sertões Rally.

The ex Ferrari, which currently runs in the Stockcar of your country and in the Super TC2000, he was not the only rider with a past in F.1 to test the Hilux as he did too Nelsinho Piquet, who was also satisfied with the results of the trial.

Rubens Barrichello

According to sources consulted by Marca related to Toyota, It is not ruled out that either of the two tries their luck in the Dakar, although not in the 2022 edition. However, they could compete in the Baja Portalegre 2021 to be held next October ...


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