Eurol and Toyota: together to the top in the Dakar Rally

Since 2019, Eurol has been the proud partner of the official Dakar factory team of TOYOTA, and with success! In our first year of cooperation, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, with Nasser Al-Attiyah behind the wheel, achieved a historic victory in the Dakar Rally. This success was repeated in 2022 and 2023.

This flying start marked the beginning of a long-term collaboration between Eurol and TOYOTA. On a technical level, we complement each other perfectly. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing utilizes our expertise in the field of lubricants, while we benefit from the opportunity to develop products in the highest class of motorsport. This collaboration enables us to develop better and more efficient lubricants, from which every Eurol user benefits.

In 2020, the most challenging rally in the world was moved from Peru to Saudi Arabia. That year, two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso joined TOYOTA's prestigious Dakar team. Both in 2020 and in 2021, Nasser Al-Attiyah achieved a second place in the overall classification. In 2021, the Dakar Rally was held again in Saudi Arabia, after previously being moved from South America.

For the 2022 Dakar Rally, the TOYOTA Hilux received a substantial upgrade to be better equipped for the rugged Saudi landscape. The "TOYOTA Hilux T1+" received larger tires, a new chassis, and longer suspension travel. These changes proved very successful, as Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel secured the victory in 2022. They also achieved first place in the 2023 Dakar Rally, which is a fantastic achievement. Al-Attiyah thus achieved his fifth victory in the Dakar, and it was the third victory for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, in cooperation with Eurol as a partner in lubricants.

Starting from 2024, Eurol is the technical partner of the South African division of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team.

Highlights Dakar 2023

Check out the highlights of the successful Dakar victory of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in 2023.


Glyn Hall on our collaboration

Glyn Hall, Team Manager of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing factory team: “Eurol is an important partner for us. During the Dakar Rally, we used various Eurol Specialty Racing products. We saw no significant wear, despite this being an extremely tough Dakar. That's really good news!”