Lima, Peru - It is all systems go for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, as all the final hurdles prior to the start of Dakar 2019 have now been cleared.
Sunday saw the team complete the final technical checks and vehicle scrutineering, before taking part in the ceremonial start podium in downtown Lima.
“Now all that remains is for the race to get underway,” said Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team Principal, Glyn Hall, after all, three Toyota Hilux cleared the podium.
“The entire team is extremely positive at this point, and with all the formalities done, we are chomping at the bit.”
Monday's Stage 1 promises a short, sharp start to the race, at only 84 km – but since the entire stage will be run in the dunes, it would be dangerous to underestimate the challenge set by the opener.