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Van Loon and join Mini for Toyota in Dakar Rally 2017

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Van Loon and join Mini for Toyota in Dakar Rally 2017

Erik van Loon will be in the next edition of the Dakar Rally for a position in the top ranking go in a Toyota. The Dutchman drove the past few years in a Mini.

The 47-year-old Brabant entrepreneur will receive access to a Toyota Hilux.

Van Loon has eight times to participate in the Dakar Rally. His best ranking came in 2015, when he with a Mini fourth in the overall standings of the cars, the best result ever of a Dutchman.

In the last edition he had with navigator Wouter Rosegaar to be satisfied with thirteenth place, despite a handsome second place in one of the toughest stages. Mechanical failure threw the duo, however, far back in the standings.

The Dakar Rally 2017 will start on 2 January and lasts until 14 January.

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