Dacia will take part in the Dakar Rally for the first time in 2025, with nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb and Spanish driver Cristina Gutierrez at the wheel, the brand announced Monday.
The 49-year-old Loeb is yet to win the Dakar, finishing second in 2022.
Loeb won the last of his nine consecutive WRC titles in 2012 before semi-retiring from the championship.
Romanian manufacturer Dacia will set out to win the race and “does not want to finish fifth or sixth”, said CEO Denis Le Vot.
Gutierrez became the first ever Spanish woman to complete the Dakar in 2017.
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