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HINO ADDS TO ITS AMAZING DAKAR RECORD WITH 11TH CLASS WIN

Source: Motorpress /Hino South Africa

It took place from January 5-17 and included 12 timed racing sections totalling 5 000km.
              

Hino continued to build on its amazing run of success in the gruelling Dakar Rally when its four-wheel drive 500 Series truck finished 10th overall out of an original field of 47 in the first of these gruelling endurance races to be held in Saudi Arabia.

HINO ADDS TO ITS AMAZING DAKAR RECORD WITH 11TH CLASS WIN
It took place from January 5-17 and included 12 timed racing sections totalling 5 000km.

mportantly this Hino truck collected the laurels for winning the under 10-litre engine capacity class for the 11th successive year. Hino’s closest competitor in this class was more than 40 hours behind.

Two Hinos, entered as usual as Team Hino Sugawara, started the event and while the No. 1 continued Hino’s wonderful record of reliability. the second one was forced to retire due to safety reasons in timed stage 10, with a cracked anti-roll bar, following earlier accident damage.

This was the first year that former team principal Yoshimasa Sugawara was not competing after having raced in the Dakar for 30 years. However, his son, Teruhito, kept the Hino flag flying high with another strong performance. He has now competed in 21 Dakar Rallies and has only finished out of the top 15 overall twice in the 16 years that he has been a driver, after navigating for his father previously.

This year Teruhito was accompanied by navigator Yuji Mochiyuki and technician Hirozaku Somemiya, after having relied on a two-person crew for the last several years.

The number of finishers, with the number of starters in parentheses were: MAN, 6 (13); Iveco, 4 (8); Renault, 3 (5); DAF, 3 (5); Kamaz, 3 (4); Tatra, 3 (3); MAZ, 3 (3); Hino, 1 (2); Mercedes Benz, 0 (1); Mercedes Unimog, 2 (2), Praga 1 (1).

HINO’S PROUD RECORD ON DAKAR RALLY

Hino has a proud record in long distance Dakar rally-raids over the past 29 years. The 2020 Dakar Rally marked the 28th consecutive year that Hino has entered this gruelling event, which has now been staged for 42 years.

1991 Paris-Tripoli-Dakar (9 186km): Four starters and three trucks finished 7th, 10th and 14th (out of 109 trucks entered and 44 finishers). The fourth Hino completed the course unofficially, as the driver had to be replaced when he was badly injured in a tyre-changing accident. (This was the first truck from a Japanese manufacturer to enter the rally)

1992 Paris-Sirte-Le Cap, which finished in Cape Town (13 015km): Four trucks entered, and they finished 4th, 5th, 6th and 10th in the Camion class.

1992 Paris-Moscow-Beijing: One starter and one finisher, in 6th position. (A one-off Paris to Peking long distance) endurance rally

1993 Paris-Dakar (8 877km): One starter and one finisher, in 6th place, out of 28 finishers from an original field of 43 trucks.

1994 Paris-Dakar-Paris (13 398): One starter and one finisher, in 2nd place out of 10 finishers, from 29 starters in the truck category.

1995 Granada-Dakar (10 067km): One starter and one finisher, in 2nd place out of 20 finishers from 60 starters in the truck category.

1996 Granada-Dakar (7 579): Two starters and two finishers, in 6th and 11th places, from the 70 trucks that started from Granada. (Winner of under 10-litre category)

1997 Dakar-Agades-Dakar (8 051km): Three starters and three finishers, in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places over – a feat never achieved by any truck maker previously and it was only equalled by Kamaz in 2011 and repeated in 2013. (1, 2, 3 in under 10-litre category in 1997).

1998 Paris-Granada-Dakar (10 570km): One starter and one finisher, in 2nd place. (Winner of under 10-litre category).

1999 Granada-Dakar (9 441km): One starter and one finisher, in 4th place, out of the 16 trucks (from an original field of 29 trucks) that made it to the end. (Winner of under 10-litre category).

2000 Paris-Dakar-Cairo (7 880km): One starter and one finisher, in 5th place, out of 23 trucks (from an original field of 66) that made it to the finish. (Winner of under 10-litre category).

2001 Paris-Dakar (10 873km): Two starters and one finisher, in 2nd place, out of 12 trucks (from an original field of 30) that made it to the finish. (Winner of under 10-litre capacity). The truck that retired with gearbox failure was a private entry and not factory-supported.

001 Paris-Dakar (10 873km): Two starters and one finisher, in 2nd place, out of 12 trucks (from an original field of 30) that made it to the finish. (Winner of under 10-litre capacity). The truck that retired with gearbox failure was a private entry and not factory-supported.

2002 Paris-Madrid-Dakar (9 440): One starter and one finisher, in 3rd place, out of 15 trucks (from an original field of 34) that made it to the finish. (Winner of under 10-litre category – seventh consecutive victory in this class).

2003 Telefonica Dakar: Marseille-Sham El Sheikh (8 602km): One starter and one finisher, in 5th place, out of 27 trucks (from an original field of 49) that made it to the finish.

2004 Telefonica Dakar: Clermont-Ferrand-Dakar (10 411km): One starter and one finisher, in 5th place, out of 38 trucks (from an original field of 62) that made it to the finish.

2005 Telefonica Dakar: Barcelona-Dakar (8 956km): Two starters and two finishers, in 2nd and 5th places, out of 36 trucks (from an original field of 69) that made it to the finish. (Winner of under 10-litre category).

2006 Lisbon-Dakar (9 043km): Two starters and two finishers, in 5th and 7th places, out of 35 trucks (from an original field of 69) that made it to the finish.

2007 Lisbon-Dakar (7 915km): Two starters and two finishers, in 9th and 13th places, out of 59 trucks (from an original field of 85) that made it to the finish. (Winner of under 10-litre category)

2008 Lisbon-Dakar: The race was cancelled at the last minute due to terrorist threats in North Africa.

2009 Dakar Argentina-Chile: Buenos Aires-Valparaiso-Buenos Aires (9 579km): Two starters and two finishers in 14th and 26th positions out of 54 trucks (from an original field of 81) that made it to the finish. (Second in under 10-litre category).

2010 Dakar Argentina-Chile: Buenos Aires-Antofagasta-Buenos Aires (9 026km): Two starters and one finisher in 7th position out of 28 trucks (from an original field of 54) that made it to the finish. Winner of the Production Series truck category and under 10-litre engine capacity class. The second Hino Team Sugawara entry was disqualified for missing a check-point.

2011 Dakar Argentina-Chile: Buenos Aires-Alica-Buenos Aires (9 458km): Two starters and two finishers in 9th and 13th positions out of 41 finishers from an original field of 66. Winner of the Production Series truck category and under 10-litre category.

2012 Dakar Argentina-Chile-Peru: Buenos Aires-Copiapo-Lima (8 836km): Two starters and two finishers in 9th and 24th position out of 60 finishers from an original field of 73. Winner of the under 10-litre engine category

2013 Dakar Peru-Argentina-Chile: Lima-Antofagasta-Santiago (8 121km): Two starters and two finishers in 19th and 31st position overall out of 60 finishers from an original entry of 74. Winner of the Dakar Challenge for trucks with an engine capacity under 10 litres.

2014 Dakar Argentina-Bolivia-Chile: Rosario-Salta-Valparaiso (9 209km): Two starters and two finishers in 12th and 32nd positions overall out of 50 finishers from an original entry of 71. Winner of the Dakar Challenge for trucks with an engine capacity under 10 litres.

2015 Dakar Argentina-Bolivia-Chile: Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires (8 159km): Two starters and two finishers in 16th and 32nd positions overall out of 42 finishers from an original entry of 64. Winner of the Dakar Challenge for trucks with an engine capacity under 10 litres.

2016 Dakar Argentina-Bolivia-Argentina: Buenos Aires to Rosario (9 237km): Two starters and two finishers in 13th and 31st positions out of 41 finishers from an original entry of 56. Winner of the Dakar Challenge for trucks with an engine capacity under 10 litres.

2017 Dakar Paraguay-Bolivia-Argentina: Asuncion to Buenos Aires (8 782km): Two starters and two finishers in 8th and 29th positions out of 40 finishers from an original entry of 54. Winner of the Dakar Challenge for trucks with an engine capacity under 10 litres.

2018 Dakar Peru-Bolivia-Argentina: Lima to Cordoba (9 000km): Two starters and one finisher, in 6th position out of 19 finishers from an original entry of 44. Winner of the Dakar Challenge for trucks with an engine capacity of under 10 litres.

2019 Dakar in Peru: Lima to Lima (5 000km): Two starters and one finisher, in 9th position out of 14 finishers from an original field of 41. Winner of the Dakar Challenge for trucks with an engine capacity under 10 litres.

2020 Dakar in Saudi Arabia: Jeddah to Qiddiya (7 500km): Two starters and one finisher, in 10th position, out of 28 finishers from an original field of 47 trucks. Winner of the Dakar Challenge for trucks with an engine capacity under 10 litres for the 11th consecutive year.
Hino truck collected the laurels for winning the under 10-litre engine capacity class for the 11th successive year.
Hino’s closest competitor in this class was more than 40 hours behind.

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