Lithuanians Benediktas Vanagas and Vladas Jurkevičius will race Toyota Hiluxes at the 2024 Dakar Rally for Toyota Gazoo Racing Baltics.
KH-7 Epsilon Team, who was barred from racing the 2023 Dakar Rally’s T5 class as their MAN was hydrogen/diesel powered, will instead compete in the 2024 race’s Mission 1000 programme.
Astara Team will have double girl power in the driver’s seats of their 02 Concept T1.2 cars for the 2024 Dakar Rally in Laia Sanz and Patricia Pita.
After racing the 2023 Dakar Rally in a Prodrive Hunter, Vaidotas Žala will drive the Mini JCW Rally Plus for X-raid at the 2024 edition. He raced a Mini from 2020 to 2022.
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After finishing runner-up in the World Rally-Raid Quad Championship, Rodolfo Guillioli is planning to break into navigating in a car for the 2024 season.
Green Power Race will race an electric bike with Fran Pallas in the 2024 Dakar Rally’s Mission 1000 challenge for alternate-power vehicles.
After breaking his arm in an accident in Morocco, Jean-Pascal Besson will have to skip what would have been his twelfth Dakar Rally in 2024.
Mason Klein will race a Kove 450 Rally at the 2024 Dakar Rally. While technically a privateer racing for Klein Off-Road Racing Team, he will have access to Kove’s factory resources.
After missing the 2023 Dakar Rally due to injury, Asian Le Mans LMP3 vice-champion Jérôme de Sadeleer will make his return in 2024 in the SSV class.
Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa will field a trio of Hiluxes at the 2024 Dakar Rally for Giniel de Villiers plus Dakar newcomers Guy Botterill and Sa’ood Variawa. Henk Lategan will miss the race due to injury.
World Rally-Raid T3 Champion Seth Quintero will move up to the top class in 2024, joining Toyota Gazoo Racing. Lucas Moraes will team up with him.
After testing a Mini JCW Rally Plus at the W2RC Next Gen Tryouts, Pau Navarro will race one for real in the 2024 Dakar Rally.
Fantic Rally Team’s trio of enduro champions Jane Daniels, Jeremy Miroir, and Tommaso Montanari will race the Dakar Rally in 2024. Daniels and Miroir are making their Dakar débuts.