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Erasing repeated punctures, such is the ambition of Sébastien Loeb. In his quest for a first victory in the Dakar, the nine-time world champion has been regularly handicapped by this parameter in recent years aboard the Prodrive Hunter.
Obviously, the launch of the Dacia project is a source of hope in this area. Thus, the Renault group brand has made a point of optimizing this sector, both in the robustness of the tires and in the speed of action in the event of a puncture.
Latest generation BF Goodrich tires
Resting on 17-inch aluminum rims, the Sandrider fits the latest generation BF Goodrich tires, measuring 37 inches. Dacia ensures that its tires provide optimal grip on all terrains, while providing maximum resistance to impacts and punctures.
Non-fairing spare wheels
That said, a puncture can still occur and the wheel changing process should be optimized. With this in mind, the Sandrider sports non-fairing spare wheels, to make their handling easier.
In the same vein, Dacia indicates that “the crew can quickly access on-board tools, without having to handle a box”while “the fixing nuts can be placed on a magnetic area integrated into the dedicated bodywork in case of handling and thus avoid losing them in the sand.”
— Sébastien Loeb (@SebastienLoeb) January 30, 2024
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To sum up
Regularly slowed down by punctures during the last editions of the Dakar, at the wheel of the Prodrive Hunter, Sébastien Loeb could count on the arrival of the Dacia Sandrider to stem this weak point during the 2025 edition.
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