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Thibaut Courtois TC Racing team’s surprise, which will compete in the 2024 Dakar Rally

Thibaut Courtois TC Racing team’s surprise, which will compete in the 2024 Dakar Rally

to With a month and a week to go until departure, here’s some amazing news tc racing, The Real Madrid international’s team is already a reality in next season’s Spanish Formula 4 Championship, but it’s not just limited to the circuits, it’s also making the jump to ‘off-road’, with driver assistance. Christine JZ. TC Racing led Roberto Merhi, Landing in the world of Rally Raid competition, she sets herself the most demanding challenge as her goal, At Dakar 2024 and in the side-by-side category.

Christine JZ He has gained notable experience as a professional driver who in recent years has participated in some of the world’s toughest off-road events such as the Baja 1000 or the World Cross Country Championships. Now, in collaboration with TC Racing, he will fulfill his dream of making his debut in the legendary Dakar race.

Pilot currently He is training with his co-pilot dakar legend, ricardo torlacci, Which has more than 10 experience participating in this test.

he Dakar 2024 will be the 46th edition Some of the toughest off-road competition on the planet. It will start on January 5 and end on January 19 with nearly 8,000 kilometers of travel across the Saudi desert sands. The passion for motorsport was the link between Thibaut Courtois and Christine GZ.

What is tandem?

He is A category started in 2017 that has proven itself every year as one of the most successfulWith the continuous increase in the number of participants. It’s about Two-seater vehicles, with pilot and co-pilot. As of 2023, he is contemplating Dakar Two categories, T3 and T4. The second is intended for series models, that is, those with limited performance; While in T3 there are prototypes or those that have undergone significant modifications in relation to the series.

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either way Displacement is limited to 1,050 cc, which puts power at a cap of 180 hp At best, including turbocharged ones. They stand out for Its light weight is only 900 kilos empty, i.e. 800 kilos. For the atmosphere series: They have a multi-tube chassis and high-performance suspension to overcome the most demanding obstacles.

he TC Racing makes its debut in the T4 class, a production car In this 2024 edition, which will be led by Christine GZ

Who is Kristen GZ?

Christine Giampaoli Zonca She is a 30-year-old pilot, born in Puducherry, India, of Italian descent but lives in Spain. He started competing when he was 19 years old. In the Canary Islands Gravel Championship (2014) in a Toyota Corolla AE92.

Among its newest landmarks is Third place in Beja Andalusia 2020, Second place in the Spanish Cross Country Championships 2021 And it is Veloce Racing driver in the Extreme-E Championship For the year 2022.

Cristina Gutierrez, side by side ref

Cristina Gutierrez She is one of the greats References This category is “Side by Side” from 2021had become The second woman ever (after Kleinschmidt) – and the first Spaniard – to achieve a stage victory On the legendary march. This year he will again be on the list of participants with him Can-Am Red Bull (T3), In which he bid farewell to vehicles before moving to cars in 2025.