Press Release

Dec. 11, 2006

Toyo Tire Supports Three Teams in the 29th Euromilhoes Lisboa Dakar 2007

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Yoshio Kataoka) will provide off-road tire support for three teams participating in the 29th Euromilhoes Lisboa Dakar 2007 (Dakar Rally 2007). The race will be held from January 6th through the 21st.

Toyo Tire will provide its off-road tire "OPEN COUNTRY M/T" to Tecnosport Italia (Driver: Kenjiro Shinozuka), Team Dakar USA (Driver: Robby Gordon), and Pro System Racing (Driver: Eric Vigouroux).

Formerly known as "The Paris-Dakar Rally," the Dakar Rally is an annual off-road rally-raid. Held since 1979, the race spans the European and African continents and has three competitive classes: cars, motorbikes, and trucks. Traversing thousands of kilometers through the Sahara Desert with few villages or aid stations along the route and lasting more than two weeks, the Dakar Rally is often quoted as the toughest endurance race in the world.

Tecnosport Italia Kenjiro Shinozuka Nissan Pathfinder
Team Dakar USA Robby Gordon Hummer H3
Pro System Racing Eric Vigouroux Chevrolet Silverado




Toyo Tire Corporation
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