Giniel de Villiers (left) and Glyn Hall, Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa head: 2024 Dakar Rally
At 645km, Stage 5 of the 2024 Dakar Rally may have been the shortest in the race, but it still presented vast challenges for the South Africans taking on the world’s toughest endurance race.
Except for Toyota Gazoo Racing’s (TGR) Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Dennis Murphy, who placed P7, the stage was a challenge for almost every competitor from Mzansi, as the next-best finisher was TGR’s Guy Botterill and Brett Cummings who finished in P45.
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