Desert Race: Nissan Navara triumphant

source: BOPA
17 June, 2008

GABORONE – Duncan Vos has successfully defended his title as the king of the desert in the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race.

Vos, who was driving a Nissan Navara, left his Toyota and Ford competitors in the dust as he was the first to cross the finish line at Hatsalatladi on Saturday, although he had started the race behind three Toyotas.

With his navigator Louis Weichelt by his side, Vos has ensured that Nissan dominates the race over the years, and in the process has endeared the bakkie to a sizable number of locals.

Spectators who watched the race had predicted that Toyota would win the race as it had opened a huge gap. Other spectators pinned their hopes on their favourite driver, Hannes Grobler, who has multiple race titles under his belt.

When BOPA team arrived at Thagale, Toyota was still in the lead as [continue reading]



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