IMS Technologies And Coeclerici Group At Dakar Rally 2022January 13, 2022
IMS TECHNOLOGIES and Coeclerici Group are sponsors of one of the four crews of the Tecnosport team competing in the 44th edition of the famous Dakar Rally (ex Paris- Dakar), Classic category, reserved for vehicles produced before 2000.
Our colleague Giacomo Clerici, Managing Director of Coeclerici Far East, and his co-driver Oscar Polli, are engaged on the difficult tracks of Saudi Arabia at the wheel of a 1997 Nissan Terrano and we all support them with enthusiasm in this extreme rally.
The race, which started on January 1st from Ha’il, will end, after 12 stages, on January 14th in Jeddah and will cover a distance of over 8,000 kilometers, 4,300 of which are special challenges. The route immediately proved to be very challenging both for the sand dunes, which represent a major technical difficulty, and for its duration and, finally, for the bad weather that accompanied the first days of competition.
In addition to cars, motorcycles, trucks, quads, side-by-sides, light prototypes take part in the rally. From 2021 also “historic” cars, i.e. at least twenty years old, compete in the Classic category, which this year has seen a significant increase compared to last year, rising from 30 to 148 vehicles.
There are over a thousand competitors registered for the Dakar 2022, including drivers and co-drivers, for a total of around 500 vehicles and 63 nations represented.