8 team members, 1 rally car and 1 service vehicle make up the Dutch Dakar Team: Van Loon Racing Team. Driver Erik van Loon and co-pilot Wouter Rosegaar are driving the Toyota Hilux Overdrive rally car. The team also consists of the mechanics Dirk-Jan Gevers, Dirk Garvelink and Arie-Paul de Vogel; PR man Robin Verheggen, physiotherapist Stein Kemps and the service truck driver Jan Kraayvanger. After winning the RTL GP Dakar Pre-Prologue Van Loon Racing Team is confident they will finish among the best racers at the Dakar 2017.
In the lead up to Dakar 2017 Van Loon Racing Team will take part in various other rallies such as the Abu Dhabi Dessert Challenge, Baja Russia, Rallye du Maroc and the Dakar PrePrologue in Valkenswaard. With the support of their faithful partners and sponsors, over the next few years, the team hopes to have great success in the world’s longest and toughest rally "Le Dakar".