Gerard de Rooy has decided to take early next year do not have to participate in the Dakar Rally. The two-time winner of the woestijnrally for the trucks to be operating on a herniated disk in his lower back.
“In the day to day life, I’ve been there for too long. It has to be well under control, and I can make pretty much anything, but is hard to catch at first, is going to be an issue after The Day of Monday, in a statement, Petronas Team de Rooy Iveco.
“I saw at the test in Morocco, which at the end of a few days, however, or pain was going to do. Two weeks on a daily basis, several opdonders have to deal with, it is just too big a risk at this point.”
The Day wrote a letter to the Dakar Rally in 2012 and again in 2016, in his own name, as well as in 2004, 2009, both editions of the third), and 2014 (the second) and last year (in the third) on the podium came to an end. In 2018, made the Dutch Dakar Rally competitors to shoot for the Africa Eco Race, which he won.
The Dakar Rally will be available next year, for the first time in eleven years in South America, the Middle East (Saudi Arabia), will be held.