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Alonso: I’ll never be 200 percent ready for the toughest rally in the world

Alonso: I’ll never be 200 percent ready for the toughest rally in the world

Fernando Alonso, double Formula One world champion and winner of the last World Endurance World Cup (WEC), with Toyota, explained that “he will never” be “200 percent ready” for the Dakar, “the toughest rally in the world”. because “he lacks all the experience and the baggage of years and years of this discipline.”

“I believe that I will never be 200 percent ready for the toughest rally in the world. I am aware that I lack all the experience, all the baggage of years and years of this discipline and therefore I am not going to be so optimistic to think that I am going to arrive completely ready », Alonso told ‘Motorsport.com’, after four test days in Namibia with the Toyota Hilux.

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«But hey, this is an adventure, it is a learning process that will take time. When great champions even of the world of rallying who have been there all their lives, such as Sebastien Loeb or other great myths and legends of the sport, have not yet managed to win a Dakar or be completely competitive on all terrains, much less will I be. me. So, step by step, to try to have fun and see what can be done, “he added.

The endurance world champion reviewed that “this adventure comes a little more because of the good relationship” he has with Toyota Gazoo “after the Endurance World Cup and the 24 hours of Le Mans.”

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“This idea of ​​continuing to try to conquer other disciplines of motorsports came up hand in hand, together, after the good experience we had and a little bit the idea was born out there,” he added to ‘Motorsport.com’. EFE (Photo by @Toyota_Esp).

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