Erik Van Loon – A Dakar Rally Raid Driver From The Netherlands

AN INTRODUCTION:

  • Date of birth: 29/08/1968 at Reusel
  • Height / weight : 1.88 m / 84 kg
  • Sponsors: Heisterkamp, Van Loon Group, Euro, SeaVSat, Rosegaar.NL, Wilvo
  • Website: http://www.vanloonracing.nl/

DAKAR RECORDS:

  • 2016: 13th (2nd in stage 9)
  • 2015: 4th
  • 2014: 27th
  • 2013: Ab. Stage 6
  • 2012: 16th
  • 2011: 11th
  • 2010: 46th
  • 2009: Ab. Stage 11

OTHER PALMARES:

  • 2016: OiLibya rally du Maroc (ab), Baja Poland (5th), Hungarian Baja (ab), ELE Rally Holland (1st).
  • 2015: Baja Russia Northern Forest (5th), Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (2nd), Qatar Sealine Rally, Pharaons Rally (7th), Baja Poland (12th), Baja Aragon (6th), OiLibya du Maroc (12th).
  • 2014: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (6th), Egypt Rally (3rd), Morocco Rally (3rd), Baja Spain.
  • 2013: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
  • 2012: Morocco Rally, Dutch rally championship, Baja Espana, Dutch rally champion 2010, Estoril-Marrakech (11th).

VEHICLE:

Hilux Overdrive Toyota

  • Mark: TOYOTA
  • Model: HILUX OVERDRIVE
  • Performance tuner: Overdrive/ Van Loon Racing
  • Assistance: Van Loon Racing / Overdrive
  • Class: T1.1: 4×4 tout-terrain modifiés essence

Erik van Loon is a busy bee. His business of meat-packing is expanding and a new, bigger plant is about to be opened in the first quarter of 2017. The new plant is a next step businesswise to Erik van Loon, the Dakar 2017 is supposed to become a next step sports wise. In the last two numbers of the Dakar, Van Loon wrote history. First by finishing fourth overall: the best result ever for a Dutchman with the cars.

In 2016 by finishing second in the grueling stage 9: the best result ever for a Dutchman in an official stage.

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