The maddest Dakar racers in the world
As Peugeot reveals the 2008 DKR, we look back on some of the wildest Dakar entries
Posted: 15 Apr 2014
French driver, Bertrand Roncin, didn't make an entirely foolish decision with the DS he used for the 1981 Dakar. Citroen's rugged hydropneumatic suspension can absorb a ploughed field with alacrity, so why not the African desert?
Roncin's hunch was absolutely right. The modified DS made it to the finish line, despite being built in a shed. Its success was partly thanks to Roncin's modifications - the suspension was jacked up, and normal hydraulic fluids replaced with engine oil.