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 good and fast service.

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