Harry Hunt to contest 2017 Dakar Rally in Peugeot 2008DKR

by Umar Hassan

Britain’s Harry Hunt will be driving a Peugeot 2008DKR for the 2017 Dakar Rally.

Hunt, who will be making his Peugeot début with French team PH Sport on the 2016 Rallye Oilibya du Maroc with co-driver Andy Schulz.

The Londoner will be making his second appearance in Morocco after finishing seventh last year at this event. It’s Hunt’s first competitive rally outing since the 2016 Silk Way Rally in July, where he finished fourth in his Mini ALL4 X-Raid .

Hunt said “I’m really looking forward to racing again and getting to grips with the Peugeot for the first time. I’ve got a big challenge ahead of me, so my only objective is to reach the finish and try to learn the car a bit.

“It’s actually only the first time that I’m repeating an event I’ve done before, so it will help me a little bit to know what’s coming. I’m also delighted that Andy will be joining me once more on this latest adventure. His experience is going to be absolutely vital, particularly as we’ve both got a lot of learning to do over the next few weeks.”

The 2016 Rallye Oilibya du Maroc starts from the 1 October to its finish on the 7 October 2016. While the 2017 Dakar Rally begins on the 2 January 2017.

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