By the num­bers

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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.

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