Gerard de Rooy

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Gerard de Rooy (born June 21, 1980 in Eindhoven, Netherlands) is a Dutch truck racer, best known for participating in the Dakar Rally. In the 2009 edition he won three stages. He won the truck category race in 2012 and 2016.

Notable results in Dakar Rally[edit]

  • 2002
    • 6th trucks overall
  • 2003
    • DNF (Did not finish) stage 12
  • 2004
    • 3rd trucks overall
  • 2005
    • 5th trucks overall
  • 2006
    • DNS (Did not start)
  • 2007
    • 1st, Stage 1
    • DNF stage 7
  • 2009
    • 3rd trucks overall
    • 1st, Stage 2[1]
    • 1st, Stage 4
    • 1st, Stage 8
  • 2011
    • DNF stage 1
  • 2012
    • 1st truck overall
    • 1st, Stage 2[2]
    • 1st, Stage 4
    • 1st, Stage 5
    • 1st, Stage 7
    • 1st, Stage 12
  • 2013
    • 4th truck overall
    • 1st, Stage 1
    • 1st, Stage 2
    • 1st, Stage 3
    • 1st, Stage 6
    • 1st, Stage 7
    • 1st, Stage 11
  • 2014
    • 2nd truck overall
  • 2015
    • 9th truck overall
  • 2016
    • 1st truck overall
    • 1st, Stage 4
    • 1st, Stage 8
    • 1st, Stage 9

Dakar Rally results[edit]

Year Class Vehicle Position Stages won
2002 Trucks Netherlands DAF 6th 0
2003 DNF 5
2004 3rd 1
2005 5th 3
2006 DNS -
2007 Netherlands GINAF DNF 1
2008 Event cancelled – replaced by Central Europe Rally
2009 Trucks Netherlands GINAF 3rd 3
2010 Did Not Enter
2011 Trucks Italy Iveco DNF 0
2012 1st 5
2013 4th 6
2014 2nd 3
2015 9th 0
2016 1st 3
2017 3rd 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De Rooy wint etappe in Dakar". NU.nl. 4 January 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dakar 2012 etappe 2: Zege voor Gerard de Rooy". omroepbrabant.nl. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • Gérard de Rooy, Dakar Rally 2013
  • Playing marked cards – In Dakar Rally 2012 till 12 stage Team de Rooy have used 420mm suspension travel instead of legalized 300mm. On 13 and 14 stages there was Fairplay. (in Russian, translate needed)
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Vladimir Chagin
Dakar Rally
Truck Winner

2012
Succeeded by
Eduard Nikolaev
Preceded by
Ayrat Mardeev
Dakar Rally
Truck Winner

2016
Succeeded by
Eduard Nikolaev