South African motorsport athlete Giniel de Villiers conquered rough terrain, extreme heat and countless obstacles to come in second at the 2015 Dakar Rally.
“It’s always a relief to finish the Dakar. It represents so much work for so many people. Everyone wants to finish on the top step, but we’ve got reason to be proud of what we’ve done because we took the fight to Nasser for quite a while. He did the best race, well played.
“It’s a bit frustrating, but that’s racing for you. It takes several years to develop a car that can win the Dakar. After four years of existence, the Toyota Hilux has made leaps and bounds, a lot of work’s gone into it,” De Villiers told Dakar.com after finishing the race.