How many Romanians will participate in the Dakar Rally 2022

The Dakar Rally, the most demanding motorsport race, will start in early 2022 in Saudi Arabia, as it has in the last three years.

There will be no less than 750 pilots and co-pilots (plus technical assistance teams) at the start of the competition. They will venture into a marathon race of 8,375 km through the desert of Saudi Arabia.

Four Romanians will also participate in the edition from the beginning of 2022. All will be beginners in the car category. One of them is Mihai Ban, who founded the Transilvania Rally Ria Team. He became the national rally-raid champion in both a quad and a car, and took part in several World Cup stages.

Mihai Ban will co-pilot Cheloo, an off-road enthusiast.

Four Romanians will participate in the 2022 Dakar Rally

The second 100% Romanian crew is represented by Iacob Buhai and Tudor Turdean. Buhai is a regular at trials in Spain, and Tudor has switched from enduro to four-wheel drive.

The 44th edition will start on January 1, the first day of 2022. The arrival is scheduled for January 14.

Among the “stars” of this edition are well-known drivers such as Sebastien Loeb (multiple world champion in the WRC), Stephane Peterhansel (holds the record for victories in Dakar, with 6 victories in the motorcycle class and 6 in the car class) or Carlos Sainz (Formula driver 1 for Ferrari).

The Dakar Rally will have a premiere for Audi. The German manufacturer will participate with an electric vehicle, which it unveiled two weeks ago – Audi RS Q e-Tron. Instead of the classic road-book, it has now been replaced by a completely digital one. Audi RS Q e-tron redistributes various commands between driver and co-driver through its unique operating concept.

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