Rally support truck

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Assistance truck at the 2004 Dakar Rally.

A rally support truck or rally assistance truck is a truck that competes in a rallying race, especially in rally raid, but whose mission is to assist other teams, not fight for the win.

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Its cargo area is filled with spare parts and tools to repair damaged vehicles. Some of the crew members are mechanics. When a competitor requires support, the truck driver steers off the course and goes to the point the vehicle is located to help repair it.

Teams that field support trucks in a rally are hired to assist teams. Major teams field their own support trucks, where the mechanics are team members and know the vehicles and teammates well to provide a good and fast service.

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