Goodyear-shod Team De Rooy wins Rallye OiLibya Maroc
Team De Rooy, using standard Goodyear truck tyres, took first, second and third places in the Truck Class of the Rallye OiLibya Maroc this month. The Team De Rooy Iveco Powerstar 4×4 of Federico Villagra, Adrian Yacopini and Ricardo Torlaschi not only won the Truck Class but also the overall Open/SSV classification. Two other Team De Rooy Iveco Powerstar 4x4s took second and third places in the Truck Class, finishing fourth and sixth overall in the Open/SSV classification.
Team De Rooy chose standard Goodyear 375/90R22.5 Offroad ORD truck tyres for the race; ready to take on the extreme challenges of more than 1,100 miles across Morocco on Africa’s biggest cross-country rally.
“The Goodyear Offroad ORD tyres were unquestionably a significant factor in our success in this event,” said Henk Van Leuven, manager of Team De Rooy. “We thank Goodyear and their engineers for their work ensuring that we have both the ideal tyres and the best set up for this event; as they have done supporting our previous successes.”
Team De Rooy’s win follows intense development work with engineers from the Goodyear Innovation Centre Luxembourg ensuring that all trucks have the optimum set-up. “We congratulate Team De Rooy on winning the truck class of the Rallye OiLibya Maroc and are very proud that our tires have helped them achieve not only a further victory but also a clean sweep of the podium,” said Benjamin Willot, marketing director Commercial EMEA, for Goodyear Dunlop.