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Giniel de Villiers Driver

De Villiers has become a household name in many parts of the world, thanks mainly to his victory in the 2009 Dakar Rally. However, the quiet Stellenbosch racer has also notched up numerous championships in a wide variety of racing disciplines, including the 2017 South African Cross-Country Series title. De Villiers has raced in 14 Dakars to date, and only finished outside the Top Ten on one occasion (2007, due to an engine fire). He has recorded seven podium finishes on the Dakar Rally, four of those behind the wheel of a South African Toyota Hilux.