The past two days were all about the final preparations for the start of the Dakar Rally for Tim and Tom Coronel. The test with the Century CR6 went well and the scrutineerings were completed without any problems. Tomorrow the rally starts with a prologue and Tim and Tom want to be in the right place.
During those first two days there was time to put the finishing touches on the Coronel Dakar Team. “We have of course already been able to adjust some small things on the car. He felt ridiculously good again and Tom was also good again straight away. So that really felt like coming home, because it felt very normal actually,” says Tim. “Now it’s a matter of waiting, everything is ready for tomorrow. The administrative and technical checks have also been done, which always remains exciting while you know that it is good.”
The vibe within the team is also good. “I only see smiles from the mechanics, but also from Michel and Thomas and of course Tom. So I am very satisfied with what is stated here, with many thanks to our relations. We are just standing here among the big factory teams and that feels very special.”
A short prologue is scheduled for tomorrow. Tom wants to go all out in the warm-up for the Dakar Rally: “It’s actually a kind of qualifying run, of 28 kilometers. So we make the car as light as possible and make sure we look good. The next two days will be important and long. Then you don’t want to sit too far back, because you immediately lose a lot of time. So we’re going for it and are really looking forward to it. We want both cars to reach the finish.”