Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitch make their way through the Mongolian Desert on the recent Rally of China. The Toyota Hilux crew had a rollercoaster event, which serves as preparation for the Dakar Rally in January. They started off strongly, but dropped back following some navigational issues. But then the leaders also had trouble, and the Toyota team landed up in the lead. But that lead was not to last: on the penultimate stage Giniel and Dirk hit a huge rock that was hiding unsighted behind a dune. The damage was too severe, and the Hilux had to be recovered from the desert.