BFGOODRICH’S SUCCESSFUL DAKAR HISTORY

Since 1993, BFGoodrich has won the Dakar 16 times with five different car manufacturers.

This year, BFGoodrich will be out to add a 17th to its record.

Relive the best moments from Dakar with BFGoodrich that pretty much no one saw happen!

History 1993

1993:

While BFGoodrich made its debut in off-road competition in the United States in 1973, it would be another 20 years before its tires first contested the mother of all cross-country rally raids. BFGoodrich won the 1st, FIA Cross-Country Rally 2WD World Cup with Jean-Louis Schlesser and the Paris-Dakar Rally class.

1999 -2000:

The American brand won the Dakar for the first time in 1999, with the French Jean-Louis Schlesser and his BFGoodrich -equipped Renault-engined buggy which reveled in the conditions thrown up by the northwest African terrain to beat the Mitsubishi and Nissan prototypes. In 2000, the 22nd Dakar ran from the Senegalese capital to Cairo, Egypt, and Schlesser’s Renault-engined buggy and its BFGoodrich Baja T/A tyres proved the combination to beat once again.

copie de 1999
History 2002

2002-2003:

BFGoodrich didn’t equip any of the factory prototypes in 2001, but the BFGoodrich Rock T/A – a new tyre designed especially for these powerful 4x4 machines – claimed its maiden Dakar victory in 2002 thanks to the Japanese Hiroshi Masuoka and his Mitsubishi Pajero.

2004:

The BFGoodrich Rock T/A and Mitsubishi went on to enjoy an unbeaten spell that lasted until 2007. BFGoodrich wins the Paris-Dakar Rally with Stéphane Peterhansel (Mitsubishi Pajero). BFGoodrich -equipped cars also finished second and third.

 

History 2004
History 2005

2005:

BFGoodrich won the Paris-Dakar Rally with Stéphane Peterhansel in Mitsubishi Pajero

2006:

BFGoodrich won the Paris-Dakar Rally with Luc Alphand (Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Evo)

History 2006
history 2007

2007:

BFGoodrich won the Paris-Dakar Rally with Stéphane Peterhansel (Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Evo)

2009:

Following the cancellation of the 2008 rally, the Dakar switched from Africa to South America where BFGoodrich introduced a brand new tyre – the BFGoodrich All-Terrain – which was engineered to match the performance of the latest-generation factory Mitsubishi and Volkswagen prototypes and address the challenges inherent in the geography of the event’s new location. The BFGoodrich All-Terrain hit the ground running to claim the 2009 Dakar with Volkswagen’s Giniel De Villiers.

History 2009
History 2010

2010:

The following year, an evolution of the tyre, the All-Terrain+, helped Carlos Sainz to clinch victory for the same team in 2010

2011:

Nasser Al-Attiyah made it three-in-a-row for the German Volkswagen in 2011.

 

History 2011
History 2012

2012:

In 2012, after winning with the Renault-powered buggy, the Mitsubishi Pajero and the Volkswagen Race Touareg, BFGoodrich triumphed again, this time with the Mini ALL-4 Racing of Stéphane Peterhansel.

2017:

BFGoodrich resumed its winning ways in 2017 with the victory of Stéphane Peterhansel (Peugeot 3008 DKR) who spearheaded a one-two-three finish to notch up the tyre firm’s 13th Dakar success.

History 2017
History 2018

2018:

Carlos Sainz, Peugeot Sport and BFGoodrich® won the 2018 Dakar, which finished in Cordoba, Argentina

2019:

The 2019 Dakar saw Toyota Gazoo Racing win the famous event for the first time with Nasser Al-Attiyah who scored his third Dakar victory.

History 2019
History 2020

2020:

In 2020, BFGoodrich celebrated its 16th victory on the Dakar rallye with Carlos Sainz in Mini X-Raid !

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