Jongbloed Dakar Team

Heading towards a sustainable Dakar Rally

Jongbloed Dakar Team (formerly Riwald Dakar Team) has been a prominent participant in the Dakar Rally for many years and has been supported by Eurol all this time. The team, with driver Gert Huzink, made history in 2020 by being the first to complete the toughest rally in the world with a sustainable, hybrid Renault C460 truck from MKR Technology. In 2024, the team won two stages.

Dakar Future

Sustainability and environmental awareness are of great importance today. This is the vision of both Eurol and the Jongbloed Dakar Team. With this in mind, truck manufacturer MKR Technology developed the first hybrid Dakar truck in 2019, which generated enormous publicity. In hindsight, this proved to be an important step in the sustainability of the entire Dakar rally organization. The team is now part of the Dakar Future project, which focuses on the gradual transition to emission-free vehicles in the Dakar Rally.


Hybrid Drive

The Renault C460 Hybrid Edition is a lightweight truck that has reached the ideal weight of 8.5 tons, including the 700-kilogram hybrid technology. To deliver optimal performance, the Jongbloed Dakar Team uses various advanced Eurol products for the engine, hybrid drive, wheel bearings, universal joints, and other essential components. Thanks to its electric drive, the truck has excellent traction, making the use of the right lubricants crucial. In the Dakar truck, we use our Specialty lubricants with SYNGIS Technology.


Gert Huzink: "Eurol plays an essential role in the development and greening of our hybrid truck."