SPEED, EXPERIENCE & DETERMINATION
We had one of the most experienced driver line-ups in the Dakar 2023 with nearly 50 events between them. Our drivers know what it takes to win the Dakar and in their co-drivers, have some of the best cross country navigators in the world. At the Dakar, it's not just about the pace and skill of the driver, it's about teamwork and ensuring you navigate the car across featureless desert without the aid of modern GPS or maps.
And behind the cars is an experienced team run by world-leading motorsport business, Prodrive, who have won nearly everything there is in the sport including six World Rally Championship titles; seven Le Mans titles; and six FIA World Endurance Championship titles.
Loeb debuted on the Dakar in 2016 and has since claimed four podiums including second overall on Dakar 2022 and 2023 with BRX. The Frenchman has won the World Rally Championship a record nine times, and has accolades across World Touring cars, a podium at Le Mans, an X Games gold medal and Formula 1 tests to make him one of the most impressive all rounders ever seen in the sport.
Lurquin is an experienced rally raid co-driver. He’s now won nine stages on the last two Dakars alongside Sébastien Loeb.
Argentine, Terranova started his Dakar journey on a motorbike and moved to cars when the Dakar was first held in Argentina in 2009. He has taken part at every event since, winning stages with BRX and finishing in the top 10 five times including a brilliant 4th overall with the Prodrive Hunter in 2022. He was also FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas champion in 2019.
Haro has competed on the Dakar eight times with a best placing in 2019 of second while winning stages in 2020 and 2021. He has competed with Nani Roma many times over the years but sat alongside Orly Terranova during Dakar 2023.
Guerlain Chicherit won the very first rally he did with the Prodrive Hunter, dominating the 2022 Rallye du Maroc with a stellar drive only days after testing the car for the very first time. A freestyle ski world champion and winner of a ‘Dakar Academy’ drive in 2005, Chicherit is a well respected and fast competitor as he showed on Dakar 2023 by winning two stages with the GCK Motorsport entered Hunter.
Hand in glove alongside Guerlain Chicherit on the stages, Alex is a perfect fit for the all French crew in the GCK Motorsport Hunter. Methodical and calm he has the right instructions at the right time for Chicherit.
Stage winner on the Dakar in 2020, Vaidotas Vaidotas Zala came to drive the Prodrive Hunter on Dakar 2023 with his ever present speed, enthusiasm and skill to be a regular top 10 stage finisher on Dakar 2023, including a second place from Riyadh to Haradh.
As co-driver for many years with Vaidotas Zala, Paulo brought a wealth of experience to the Teltonika Racing squad in 2023.