With joint efforts and after a year of preparation, 47-year-old twin brothers Tim and Tom Coronel will be participating in the Dakar Rally from January 5th, 2020.
Maxxis Tyres has announced sponsorship in the 42nd edition of Dakar Rally 2020. The tyre company becomes the lead sponsor and tyres provider to the Dutch team led by Tim Coronel.
With joint efforts and after a year of preparation, 47-year-old twin brothers Tim and Tom Coronel will be participating in the Dakar Rally from January 5th, 2020. The drivers will have to cover a total length of 9,000 km in the varied landscape of Saudi Arabia, the largest country in the Middle East. The Dakar participants will start in Jeddah, where for once the gateway to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina will also be a launching pad for the drivers, riders and crew. The rally will culminate on 17th January, and award ceremony will take place in Al Qiddiya.
Maxxis will provide the riders the Maxxis ‘The Beast’, equipped with the 4×4 profile M8060 in size 37×12.5-17 8PR and speed index 124Q. The construction of these tyres is specially adapted to the wishes of the Coronel brothers and therefor are qualified ‘for Dakar use only’. During the Dakar races from 2011 up till now, the quality of the tyres proved to be 100% Dakar Proof! In addition, the Maxxis Dakar Team shares their tyre experiences during the Dakar races with the Maxxis management and the Dutch Maxxis Tech Center.
Commenting on the global association, Mr. Bing Lin Wu, Marketing Head, Maxxis Tyres India said, “Maxxis Tyres has time and again proved its mettle in the most adventurous and deadliest rallies of the world. Since 2013, Maxxis Tyres has been a sponsor in Dakar Rally and we wish both Tim and Tom Coronel all the best once again in their conquest.”