- Compañero.Marc Coma will be the co-driver of Fernando Alonso in the next Dakar
Fernando Alonso , twice champion of the Formula One world and winner of the last edition of the Resistance World Championship, will conduct a series of tests with the Toyota Hilux, the car with which the Japanese manufacturer will compete in the Dakar Rally.
In a statement sent Tuesday by Toyota Gazoo Racing, the Japanese team confirmed that it will rejoin its ties with the great Asturian driver after his successful campaign in the World Cup.
"During the next five months, Fernando, who seeks to expand his already remarkable career in the motor world by participating in other disciplines, will work closely with Toyota Gazoo Racing and his Dakar Rally team, experiencing an intensive training program at Toyota Hilux in Europe, Africa and the Middle East to get acquainted with the challenging rigors of the rally, "the Japanese brand reported.
Fernando Alonso, who is already in South Africa, will conduct tests in the desert of South Africa from today until August 23 and will participate in a non-competitive test in the Harrismith 400, also in South Africa, on September 13 and 14
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