By the numbers
3– The kilometres De Villiers’ racing Toyota Hilux will average per litre of fuel during the worst conditions in the Dakar, which are stages consisting of soft sand.
7 – The litres of liquid De Villiers will drink during an average stage, lasting six to seven hours.
8 – The number of times De Villiers has stood on the Dakar podium in his 15 starts.
30 – The number of behind-thescenes staff members in Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s team that completely strip and rebuild the car after every stage.
550 – The number of litres De Villiers’ fuel tank can hold. It is filled up at the start of most stages.