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From Le Havre to the Dakar Rally, Team Red Bull is on its way





8 December 2016


Red Bull has teamed up with a variety of off-road experts as they set off  from France to South America to cover the 2017 Dakar Rally.

Red Bull will again be sharing the road with Team Peugeot Total as they look to defend the car race title they secured at last year’s race. Before being popped aboard the ship heading to South America, the brand-new Peugeot 3008 DKR has been given an impressive paint job, endowing it with its race colours.

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After 11 months of preparation Team Peugeot Total, as well as the Red Bull KTM Factory Team and Team Kamaz Master (representing the bike and truck categories respectively) have waved off their machines from Le Havre, France and will collect them in a few weeks in South America.

It’s not only the racing teams that need reliable vehicles that can tackle the 10 000km of tricky terrain along the Dakar route though.

The Red Bull photographers will be operating from an especially equipped Defender that will serve as a mobile multimedia lab fitted with an Inmarsat mobile satellite delivery hub. This will ensure that they can upload the images taken and deliver them quickly, despite the remote locations that they will be operating from.

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The rest of the Red Bull entourage will be piloting a fleet of modified Ford Rangers that have been adapted by Van-Sport in Austria to meet the needs of crew.  These Rangers will be driven each day from bivouac to bivouac – over 10 000km in less than two weeks.

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Red Bull TV will be broadcasting a daily show with interviews  and features and RedBull.com will have all the latest news direct from the bivouac.  Behind the scenes content and Facebook Live broadcasts will also be added to their coverage.