Dakar Rally 2016

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Dakar Rally 2016

The Role of the Co-driver and Driver

Interview

TEAM LAND CRUISER TOYOTA AUTO BODY

Driver: Akira Miura

Till now I had been a co-driver. Now, I am the driver for the first time. The co-driver’s role is to visualize what is going to happen and convey that image to the driver. It is then the driver’s role to accurately control various factors at that very moment, such as the steering, accelerator, and brakes.

The view from inside the vehicle is also different to when I was on board as a co-driver. Now I am also more able to accurately grasp the road conditions through the steering and the seat.

For even better results at this year’s Dakar I’ll be conveying my impressions as a driver clearly to the technicians, leading to a better performing car through team effort.

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