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Heading into Baja World Cup like …

Yazeed Al-Rajhi and Timo Gottschalk start with victory at the Baja Ha’il

Looking ahead

Final exit for Yazeed Al-Rajhi and Timo Gottschalk from the 2024 Dakar Rally

The best for last

Yazeed Al-Rajhi and Timo Gottschalk win the Morocco Rally and are both runners-up in the world championship

How? Another review of the year?

Why this one with Timo Gottschalk is without exception positive and worth reading

Podium in the Sierras Pampeanas

Al-Rajhi/Gottschalk finish Desafío Ruta 40 in third place overall

Washing machine with spin cycle

Yazeed Al-Rajhi and Timo Gottschalk win Italian Baja

What's going on right now

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The 2024 cross-country rally program

Where we are right now (2024)

Following Baja Ha'il

  • 2 of 16 rallies 12.5% 12.5%

Start of the next rally

Stage kilometres

Total kilometres

What we have done (2023)

in cross country and sprint rally sport

6
wins

Success

12
podium finishes

119

days of travel

5

continents

128k

km of air travel

travels

km special stage

%

Rheinsberg–Tierra del Fuego
(aka. the end of the world)

Quotes

After the Baja Ha'il

"A good result at the start of the Baja World Cup, which makes us very happy. We made it a bit tense at the end and briefly drove in the wrong direction. But our lead from the previous day and a sprint to the finish were enough for overall victory. Mistakes are part of our sport, but you have to deal with them properly - we proved that today."
Yazeed Al-Rajhi
Overdrive Toyota
"A good result at the start of the Baja World Cup, which makes us very happy. We made it a bit tense at the end and briefly drove in the wrong direction. But our lead from the previous day and a sprint to the finish were enough for overall victory. Mistakes are part of our sport, but you have to deal with them properly - we proved that today."
After the Baja Ha'il
Yazeed Al-Rajhi
Overdrive Toyota
"A challenging Baja, both in terms of driving and navigation. Shortly before the end, I fell into a trap and we drove in the wrong direction - that cost us a lot of time. We then put our foot down again right up to the finish and activated our reserves - that was enough and showed that we can always go one better."
Timo Gottschalk
Overdrive Toyota
"A challenging Baja, both in terms of driving and navigation. Shortly before the end, I fell into a trap and we drove in the wrong direction - that cost us a lot of time. We then put our foot down again right up to the finish and activated our reserves - that was enough and showed that we can always go one better."
After the Baja Ha'il
Timo Gottschalk
Overdrive Toyota

Team

for the 2024 Dakar Rally

Yazeed Al-Rajhi

Driver

Al-Rajhi/Gottschalk

Date of birth
September 30, 1981

Place of birth
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

Timo Gottschalk

Co-driver

Al-Rajhi/Gottschalk

Date of birth
August 28, 1974

Place of birth
Neuruppin (Germany)

Overdrive Toyota Hilux

Vehicle

V35A series engine (twin-turbo)

Power: 264 kW at 5,300 rpm
Torque: 620 Nm

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Construction

Tubular frame

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Gearbox

Sadev 6-speed, sequential gearshift

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Differentials

Limited slip differentials front, center, rear

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Clutch

Ceramic double plate, 215 mm

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Dimensions

Wheelbase: 3,140 mm
Track gauge: 2,025 mm
Total length: 4,810 mm
Total width: 2,300 mm
Total height: 1,890 mm
Total mass: 2,010 kg, FIA-regulated minimum (dry weight)

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Car body

Toyota Hilux double cab, pick-up, full composite

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Front suspension

Double wishbone, 350 mm suspension travel

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Photos

from the cross-country rally sport

Yazeed Racing

Recaro

NGK

2ride-adventure.tours

Overdrive Racing

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