Fernando Alonso will almost certainly participate in the Dakar Rally in 2020. The Spanish racing driver will form a duo on behalf of Toyota with multiple winner Marc Coma, who will take on the role of co-driver.
The news has yet to be officially confirmed, but according to Spanish and French media, Alonso's participation in the Dakar Rally is already certain. For the 38-year-old Spaniard it will be his debut in the desert rally.
The 42-year-old Coma is considered the legend in the Dakar Rally. De Spanjaard won the event in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2015 with the motorbikes to his name. He is also the sporting director of the Dakar.
Alonso drove Formula 1 until 2018 and captured two world titles in the royal class of motorsport (2005 and 2006). The Spaniard also participated in car races such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans (win in 2018 and 2019) and the Indy 500.
The 41st edition of the Dakar Rally will be held from 5 to 17 January. For the first time in eleven years, the rally will not be held in South America, but in Saudi Arabia.