The development of the new car will continue on November 20th, as both Nasser and Giniel will be taking part in the final round of the 2021 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS). The race will occur around the Freestate town of Parys and see crews cover 400 km of varied terrain types. Henk and Brett are the defending SACCS champions, and as such, will be competing in the previous specification Toyota Hilux to score points towards the championship. However, neither Nasser nor Giniel will be eligible to score points, as the SACCS does not support the T1+ category.

The team will conduct a final test in South Africa before preparing the cars for shipping to Saudi Arabia early in December. The final route for the Dakar 2022 is yet to be announced. It is expected that the terrain will be similar to that encountered in 2020 and 2021.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Hilux T1+. Photo: Toyota Gazoo Racing