This year, the official Renault Duster Team is confident of finishing in Top 10 of 2015 Dakar. At the team’s first participation, in 2013, Renault Argentina secured 29th position in general category, and in 2014 season, the team finished 14th overall and ranked 4th in the class.The Argentina-based Renault Duster team will be taking two Renault Duster machines to the rally, customised with massive powertrain and suspension kits, among other alterations for the occasion. The engine is a Renault-Nissan Alliance V8 unit rated at 380 hp max power.
The two special Renault Dusters will be manned by Emiliano Spataro and Benjamín Lozada, and José García and Mauricio Malano. They all have prepped for 2015 Dakar by wrestling in three rounds of Argentinian Rally Cross-Country Championship, where they have taken one win and three runner-up results.
Renault Argentina has said to increase support for the Rally team, by providing logistics and improved technical support in the countries (Argentina, Chile and Bolivia) bearing route for 2015 Dakar.
Further, to mark the French automaker’s involvement in Dakar Rally, the company will launch a limited edition ‘Duster Dakar’ model, only in Argentina.