Fassi Cranes Joins Up with Petronas De Rooy IVECO Team

Fassi Cranes
Fassi Cranes has partnered up with the Petronas De Rooy IVECO Team for rally raids in the 2018 season.
Fassi Cranes has decided to match its brand with the PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO team in key rally raids of the 2018 season. The difficult tests in the deserts and on stony terrain, be they in Peru, Mauritania or the Russian Steppes, are the apprpriate settings for Fassi, a company which is used to producing cranes that face these challenges on construction sites on a daily basis.

Two of the rally raids are scheduled for January: the legendary Dakar, now in its 40th edition, scheduled from 6th to 20th January, preceded by the 10th edition of the Africa Eco Race a few days earlier, from 2nd to 14th January.

The Africa Eco Race will start from Monaco on 31st December, but only from 2nd January will the special stages begin in Morocco. The rally raid is organized by the Frenchman Hubert Auriol, veteran of the Dakar, and takes place on what were the routes of the original Paris-Dakar, which then left the African deserts after the 2007 edition. Once the conflict in Mauritania and neighbouring countries had stabilised, cars, motorcycles and trucks returned to the streets of the famous rally raid. The course of about 6,500 km, with over 4,000 km of special stages, includes five stages in Morocco, one in Mauritania and one in Senegal, with the arrival in Dakar scheduled for 14th January.
The 40th Dakar (the 10th rally held in South America) will start from Lima, Peru, on 6th January and in 14 stages (of which seven are all off-road) will cross Bolivia and Argentina, for over 5,000 km of special stages and less than 4,000 transfers. It will conclude on 20th January in Cordoba, Argentina. 

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Richard Wilson is a correspondent for Truck & Bus News. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Commercial Tyre Business. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

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