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World: Rally Dakar 2022: The starters from Germany, Austria and Switzerland

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At the Rally Dakar 2022 in Saudi Arabia, some riders from Germany, Austria and Switzerland occur. The majority of the German-speaking representatives act as a privately, but there are also three names that can hopes for podium places.

As in previous years, two German passengers have the best opportunities on top results in the automotive ranking. Timo Gottschalk is the 14th time and acts as a navigator of Poland Jakub Przygonski. With X-RAID you have top material available.

Przygonski / Gottschalk drive a MINI Buggy, who has conquered the overall victory over the past two years. However, a slightly reduced by the regulations of the air volume limiter. Gottschalk won the Dakar 2011 as a co-pilot of Nasser Al-Attiyah.

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Dirk from Zitzwitz has also cheered over a total victory. That was Giniel de Villiers in 2009. Now sits by Zitzwitz on the side of Khalid Al-Qassimi. You drive an older Peugeot 3008 DKR, which is prepared by pH sports.

In the private driver field, Markus Walcher with passenger Stefan Stensky in a Nissan VK56. The history of the Walcher Racing team goes back to the 1980s, when Gerhard Walcher with self-built motorcycle scanners has denied the Dakar.

Son Markus is at the third time, Stensky for the first time. The Nissan VK56 was built by the South African tuner Red Line. Jürgen Schröder arrives with the South African Navigator Ryan Bland in a Nissan Navara VK50.

The Swiss flag keeps the rebellion team at the cars. Two DXX are used. There are Alexandre Pesci and Stefan Kuhni in one of them. Pesci is President of Rebellion Corporation.

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Light prototypes: Passenger Dennis Zenz in the top field

In the class of light prototypes with SSV vehicles, Annett fishischer faces the challenge. After two years as a passenger, the Germans are now sitting on the wheel again. She drives a Yamaha YXZ 1000R. Co-pilot is the Swedish Annie Seel.

Seel is known mainly as a motorcyclist. She drove her first Dakar in 2002. 2010 she was the best driver at the bikes. Fisherman / soul have decided to prepare a race together with the Ha'il Rallye.

Seth Quintero, Dennis Zenz © Provil by Seth Quintero, Dennis Zenz

Seth Quintero and Dennis Zenz count at the light prototypes to the top field

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Opportunities on a top result in the class of light prototypes has Denis Zenz, who in the Red Bull Offroad Junior Team USA The passenger from Seth Quintero is. In the SSV class, the Austrian Nicolas Brabeck-Letmathe and the Swiss Jerome de Sadalener.

In the motorcycles, the Austrian Matthias Walkner is the spearhead of German-speaking representatives. But there are some privately. Wolfgang Payr, who also comes from the Alpine Republic, faces the Dakar adventure for the first time.

This also applies to the German Mike Wiedemann. The brothers Stephan and Thomas Preuss from Germany take the desert Saudi Arabia with their KTM motorcycles under the wheels. The Swiss Nicolas Monnin, on the other hand, sets a Honda.

The trucks are some Germans who act above all as assistant vehicles. The Q Motorsport Team, which handles the use of the audi's cars, has reported two trucks. One is driven by Routinier Matthias Behringer, the other of Michael Baumann. For South-Racing Stefan drives a man as a wizard vehicle.

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