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Dakar 2015

VB-Airsuspension all set for Dakar Rally 2015

The Dakar gets underway on 4 January 2015 in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, taking a route through Bolivia to Iquique in Chile. Bolivia will host four stages of the competition this year. On 17 January, the rally will then follow a different route back to the finish in Buenos Aires.

This year, every category will have to complete a number of marathon stages. A new quirk to this year's rally is the requirement for the different categories (trucks, cars, bikes and quads) to take their rest day on different days.

The Dakar route this year covers some 9,000 kilometres.

 

In recent years, VB-Airsuspension has proudly sponsored a number of rally teams taking part in the toughest rally competition in the world: the Dakar. All of these teams have competed in vehicles equipped with a suspension system from VB-Airsuspension, providing VB-Airsuspension with the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how its products are capable of withstanding even the harshest conditions of the Dakar Rally! This way they also help to elevate brand awareness for VB-Airsuspension.

 

This year there will be a number of changes:

With ten years of the Dakar rally under his belt, Henk Knuiman will not be taking part, nor will he be driving his service vehicle equipped with VB-SemiAir. Henk has now turned his attention to helping young people and VB-Airsuspension would like to wish him every success.

The Mammoet Rallysport team, which has previously competed with a GINAF equipped with VB-FullAir, has joined the MKR Adventure team for this year's rally and will be competing with a Renault equipped with conventional leaf spring suspension.

Nevertheless, VB-Airsuspension would like to wish the Mammoet Rallysport team every success in the Dakar 2015.

Mammoet Rallysport Dakar 2014

Mammoet Rallysport Dakar 2015

The GINAF Rally Power team will compete this year with an improved VB-FullAir air suspension system on the truck's front and rear axle.

The air suspension has been tested and implemented in collaboration with GINAF and HAN (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen) with a number of live tests in quarries in Menden, Germany and in Morocco.
A number of improvements have been made to the bellows and steering, and work has been carried out with the manufacturer of the dampers to determine the adjustments that needed to be made to the dampers.

The GINAF Rally Power team will be competing with three trucks this year:

Truck no. 511 with Wuf van Ginkel, Bert van Donkelaar and Hugo Kupper

Truck no. 522 with Jos Smink, Peter Nieuwenburg and Peter Stijkel

Truck no. 528 with Edwin van Ginkel, Herman Vaanholt and Emiel Megens

GINAF Rally Service's rapid service truck (no. 562) , which is also equipped with VB-FullAir, will also be taking part in the rally this year.

The truck will be driven by Jan Lammers, accompanied by Sven Vogelaar and Daniel Bruinsma.
In the event of problems with any of the GINAF Rally Power trucks, Jan Lammers will be quickly on hand to provide service.

VB-Airsuspension would like to wish the teams of GINAF Rally Power and GINAF Rally Service every success in the Dakar 2015 and is confident that the air suspension systems will put in an outstanding performance once again.

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