Double Formula One world champion and LeMans 24 Hours winner Fernando Alonso will his DAKAR Rally debut with Toyota Gazoo Racing, the team announced on Thursday.

Alonso who won the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship with Toyota will drive the Toyota Hilux alongside Marc Coma.

Speaking at the announcement Alonso said:

The DAKAR Rally will for the first time take place in Saudi Arabia from January 5-17.

 

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