ROAD TO DAKAR 2019

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Road to Dakar 2019

The road to Dakar 2019 starts now. It will be the first time ever that Ford Trucks joins the Dakar Rally in truck class Under 10L.

Our rally trucks are redesigned, factory-produced vehicles from Ford Trucks. All of the modifications will be made by the VDR Truck Racing Team, powered by Ford Trucks. A dedicated team of volunteers is working hard to achieve one common goal: to compete successfully in the Dakar Rally 2019 and obtain our high ambitions for the race. Of course this is not a one-year project. Nonetheless we strive to become eventually a leading competitor in this particular truck class overall.

Eager to learn more? Check out our milestones for the upcoming Dakar Rally 2019!

Initial tests

June 2018

Our team has been working their socks off to transform our everyday factory-produced trucks into genuine rally beasts. The time has come to see what our beasts can do…

Truck testing Morocco

August 2018

How will our trucks cope with the steep hills and the overwhelming amount of sand in Dakar 2019? No better place to find out than Morocco, where desert, hills and rally racing go hand in hand like nowhere else. Off we go! While we are confident there will be no problem, it’s better to be safe than sorry…

Final tests & fine-tuning

November 2018

The initial phase of assembling and testing has come to an end. The data that we have gathered in Morocco enabled us to fine-tune our custom racing beasts. Next step: conquering the South-American desert…

Initial tests

June 2018

Our team has been working their socks off to transform our everyday factory-produced trucks into genuine rally beasts. The time has come to see what our beasts can do…

Truck testing Morocco

August 2018

How will our trucks cope with the steep hills and the overwhelming amount of sand in Dakar 2019? No better place to find out than Morocco, where desert, hills and rally racing go hand in hand like nowhere else. Off we go! While we are confident there will be no problem, it’s better to be safe than sorry…

Final tests & fine-tuning

November 2018

The initial phase of assembling and testing has come to an end. The data that we have gathered in Morocco enabled us to fine-tune our custom racing beasts. Next step: conquering the South-American desert…

Initial tests

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June 2018

Our team has been working their socks off to transform our everyday factory-produced trucks into genuine rally beasts. The time has come to see what our beasts can do…

Truck testing morocco

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August 2018

How will our trucks cope with the steep hills and the overwhelming amount of sand in Dakar 2019? No better place to find out than Morocco, where desert, hills and rally racing go hand in hand like nowhere else. Off we go! While we are confident there will be no problem, it’s better to be safe than sorry…

Final tests & fine-tuning

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November 2018

The initial phase of assembling and testing has come to an end. The data that we have gathered in Morocco enabled us to fine-tune our custom racing beasts. Next step: conquering the South-American desert…

Shipping to Dakar rally

December 2018

Dakar Rally 2019 is approaching – and it’s approaching fast! Our desert conquest is taking form already; no bolt or nut is being left unscrutinised by the competition officials. Once everything has been checked and approved, we are ready to start this extraordinary journey to South America…

Start Dakar Rally

January 2019

We made the trip to the other side of the world for what will undoubtedly be a once in a life time journey through South-America. We will conquer these unforgiving deserts and jungles in a way they have never been conquered before. Watch out for the new team on the block! Here we come…

Follow our conquest!

Dakar 2020, 2021, ...

Coming up

In close collaboration with Ford Trucks and our partners we aim to participate every year in the Dakar Rally as well as in other rally races. We count on a big fan base to support us as a team in our future conquests! To be continued…

Become a fan!

Shipping to Dakar rally

December 2018

Dakar Rally 2019 is approaching – and it’s approaching fast! Our desert conquest is taking form already; no bolt or nut is being left unscrutinised by the competition officials. Once everything has been checked and approved, we are ready to start this extraordinary journey to South America…

Start Dakar Rally

January 2019

We made the trip to the other side of the world for what will undoubtedly be a once in a life time journey through South-America. We will conquer these unforgiving deserts and jungles in a way they have never been conquered before. Watch out for the new team on the block! Here we come…

Follow our conquest!

Dakar 2020, 2021, ...

Coming Up

In close collaboration with Ford Trucks and our partners we aim to participate every year in the Dakar Rally as well as in other rally races. We count on a big fan base to support us as a team in our future conquests! To be continued…

Become a fan!

Shipping to Dakar rally

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December 2018

Dakar Rally 2019 is approaching – and it’s approaching fast! Our desert conquest is taking form already; no bolt or nut is being left unscrutinised by the competition officials. Once everything has been checked and approved, we are ready to start this extraordinary journey to South America…

Start Dakar Rally

Click me!

January 2019

We made the trip to the other side of the world for what will undoubtedly be a once in a life time journey through South-America. We will conquer these unforgiving deserts and jungles in a way they have never been conquered before. Watch out for the new team on the block! Here we come…

Follow our conquest!

Dakar 2020, 2021, ...

Click me!

Coming Up

In close collaboration with Ford Trucks and our partners we aim to participate every year in the Dakar Rally as well as in other rally races. We count on a big fan base to support us as a team in our future conquests! To be continued…

Become a fan!

Trucks


Our Fleet

Ford Trucks’ first ever entry in the competition of Dakar 2019 is a top-notch project.

The design and manufacturing of our two racing trucks is a close collaboration with the engineers of Ford Trucks involving all of the latest innovations in the field to be able to compete with the best contenders in our class. The final product will be two unique trucks; built for what is undoubtedly the toughest rally in the world.

  • 2 ford rally Trucks

    VDR Truck Racing will enter the Dakar Rally 2019 with two prototype vehicles; rally trucks designed and manufactured in collaboration with Ford Trucks’ finest engineers.

  • Ford Trucks Factory Support

    Technical designing, initial preparations and local testing will all take place at Ford Trucks’ factory in Turkey. When approved of at the factory site, the trucks will be shipped to Belgium. Our team of technicians will then assemble them, again in close collaboration with Ford Trucks. Once assembly has been finalised, the trucks will be tested in actual rally conditions to ensure the best possible preparation for the ever so rough elements that Dakar 2019 will have to offer.

  • Engine

    Ford Trucks is currently buzzing with activity in order to create a high-end engine that will be able to conquer every mountain, dune or obstacle in general on its path. No possibility will be left unexplored.

  • Transit 4 x 4

    An outstanding Transport Van is crucial to our technicians to enable safe and sound travelling from bivouac to bivouac. Our 4×4 Ford Transit will be more than up to the task.

  • Service truck

    Furthermore, Ford Trucks will provide us with a service truck to deliver all the necessary equipment, tires, spare parts and of course our precious mechanics to conquer the vast deserts of Dakar. The service vehicle will not be be taking the same road as our race trucks during Dakar 2019 since in-time arrival at the bivouac – i.e. before the completion of each stage – is of the essence.

  • <10L class

    VDR Truck Racing will be competing in the under 10L class for Dakar 2019. Our ambitions have been set on conquering the Dakar deserts and ultimately finishing in the Top 3.

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