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HINO Team Sugawara Conquers Dakar Rally For The 12th Time

Hino Team Sugawara Rejoices in the Goal

In 2021, the world toughest rally was held again in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This time, the route was completely different with great expanse of the 2 million square kilometer, offering diverse terrain from rocky areas, valleys to giant sand dunes.

Hino Team Sugawara this year again has proven its legendary status by completing the Dakar Rally and winning in the “Under 10-Litre” class for the 12th Consecutive year.  This year the team has faced many hardships,

The terrain was extremely difficult and navigation was challenging. But despite the unfortunate accident that occurred in stage 3 in Wadi Aldawaser where the truck tipped over a dune and suffered major damage in the rear body and a broken windshield. The team has persevered and completed the stage with no windshield, facing the dust and cold head on, proving the toughness of the legendary team. On the 3rd day, the truck turned forward, causing many people to worry. It was a very difficult situation, but thanks to the support team’s determination, the truck was restored.

 

Mr.Sugawara said” Today, we reached the goal in Jeddah and were able to complete the race for 30 consecutive years as HINO, and achieve 12 consecutive victories in the less than 10 liter class. The message from all over the world was very encouraging. Fortunately, the chassis and drive train were not damaged at all, so we were able to continue the attack from the next day”.

The Managing Director of Tsusho Jamjoom Trading Company, Mr. Tsutomu Mori stated “Hino participation and winning is a great testimony of QDR (Quality, Durability and Reliability) of its technology and innovation. Our Customers can rest assured that even when facing difficult situations, Hino will be a “True Business Partner” all the time.

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Mon, 2021-01-18
STAGE12・GOAL: HINO500 Series Truck Finishes at Jeddah in 12th Place Overall. Seizes 12th straight win in the Under 10-litre Class.

On Jan 15, contestants raced the final SS of Dakar 2021 set between Yanbu en route to Jeddah on the final stage of the event, and then took a liaison to reach the finish line in Je

Sun, 2021-01-17
HINO Team Sugawara Conquers Dakar Rally For The 12th Time

In 2021, the world toughest rally was held again in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This time, the route was completely different with great expanse of the 2 million square kilometer,

Sat, 2021-01-16
STAGE11: Truck Finishes Last Long Stage at 13th Place. Prevails over 80 km of dunes error-free.

Here we are on Jan 14 with two more days to go in Dakar 2021 competition. This day, contestants raced a long 464-km SS out of AlUla in the central western part of Saudi Arabia and

Fri, 2021-01-15
STAGE10: 13th Place Finish After Smooth Racing in Intermountain SS. Team thoroughly inspects truck for the last long SS of the event.

The stage on Jan 13 took contestants from Neom to AlUla.

Thu, 2021-01-14
STAGE9: Crew Finishes Brutal, Persistence-Testing Stage at 10th Place. Trouble-free day apart from one punctured tire.

Yuji Mochizuki winds down at the bivouac HINO500 Series truck gets a good wash down at the Neom bivouac On Jan 12, Dakar 2021 met contestants with a 465-km SS