24 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally
Thirty-one years ago on 26 December 1978 the first ever Dakar Rally started from the Place du Trocadéro.
At the same time Volkswagen was busy working on direct injection technology, which the brand offers under the name TDI since 1991. Nobody would probably have expected at that time that exactly 30 years after the inaugural event a diesel rally vehicle would triumph. However, it is exactly with this pioneering achievement that Volkswagen wrote history in January 2009 with the Race Touareg and Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen’s pioneering achievement in the toughest rally called Dakar’